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Flying at Night
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An emotionally charged debut novel of a family on the brink—an autistic child, his determined mother, and her distant father—who learn that when your world changes, you find out who you really are. . . .
While she was growing up, Piper's father, Lance "the Silver Eagle" Whitman, became a national hero piloting a plane through an emergency landing. But at home, he was a controlling and overbearing presence in her life, raining emotional and verbal abuse upon the entire family.
It's no surprise, then, that as an adult, Piper has poured all of her energy into creating a warm and loving home for her own family, while catering to her son Fred's ever-growing idiosyncrasies.
Then Lance has a heart attack, leaving him with a brain injury—and dependent upon Piper for his care—just before tests confirm Piper's suspicions that Fred is on the autism spectrum.
A powerful and extraordinary novel, Flying at Night gives voice to Fred, trying to find his place in a world that doesn't quite understand him; to Lance, who's lost what made him the man he was, for better and worse; and to Piper, who, while desperately trying to navigate the shifting landscape around her, watches as her son and father start to connect—in the most miraculous ways. . . .
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Street Date:
04/10/2018
Language:
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ISBN:
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Rebecca L. Brown. (2018). Flying at Night. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Rebecca L. Brown. 2018. Flying At Night. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Rebecca L. Brown, Flying At Night. Penguin Publishing Group, 2018.

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Rebecca L. Brown. Flying At Night. Penguin Publishing Group, 2018.

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While she was growing up, Piper's father, Lance "the Silver Eagle" Whitman, became a national hero piloting a plane through an emergency landing. But at home, he was a controlling and overbearing presence in her life, raining emotional and verbal abuse upon the entire family.
It's no surprise, then, that as an adult, Piper has poured all of her energy into creating a warm and loving home for her own family, while catering to her son Fred's ever-growing idiosyncrasies.
Then Lance has a heart attack, leaving him with a brain injury—and dependent upon Piper for his care—just before tests confirm Piper's suspicions that Fred is on the autism spectrum.
A powerful and extraordinary novel, Flying at Night gives voice to Fred, trying to find his place in a world that doesn't quite understand him; to Lance, who's lost what made him the man he was, for better and worse; and to Piper, who, while desperately trying to navigate the shifting landscape around her, watches as her son and father start to connect—in the most miraculous ways. . . .
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        Piper Whitman's home life was never simple, but it just got a whole lot more complicated. Her nine-year-old son, Fred, just received an unexpected autism diagnosis, and her overbearing father, Lance, will need in-home care after a major heart attack. Piper's noble but often distracted husband, Isaac, seems more concerned with his clients and caseload than his family's latest predicaments. Once Lance moves in, Piper notices a new bond developing between grandfather and grandson, and a glimmer of hope surfaces. Could this new normal be just what the Whitman-Hart family needs? Brown's debut unfolds over the course of a year, with Piper, Fred, and Lance alternately narrating. Fred's voice is the most distinct, but it's fascinating to see Lance's blustery, ego-driven demeanor change after his heart attack and subsequent recovery. Realistically depicting the challenges of a family in crisis, Brown doesn't shy away from tough topics. Fans of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003) and Sara Baume's Spill Simmer Falter Wither (2016) will enjoy this tender, insightful novel.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

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While she was growing up, Piper's father, Lance "the Silver Eagle" Whitman, became a national hero piloting a plane through an emergency landing. But at home, he was a controlling and overbearing presence in her life, raining emotional and verbal abuse upon the entire family.
It's no surprise, then, that as an adult, Piper has poured all of her energy into creating a warm and loving home for her own family, while catering to her son Fred's ever-growing idiosyncrasies.
Then Lance has a heart attack, leaving him with a brain injury—and dependent upon Piper for his care—just before tests confirm Piper's suspicions that Fred is on the autism spectrum.
A powerful and extraordinary novel, Flying at Night gives voice to Fred, trying to find his place in a world that...
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