Fly Away

Fly Away

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A follow-up to the best-selling Firefly Lane returns readers to the world of Tully, Kate and Tully's mother, who explore their understandings about love, family, loss and redemption while turning to each other in the hopes of salvaging their lives. 500,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . .



Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate's children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people.

Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world.

Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs.

A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives.

An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.



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A follow-up to "Firefly Lane" returns readers to the world of Tully, Kate, and Tully's mother, who explore their understandings about love, family, loss, and redemption while turning to each other in the hopes of salvaging their lives.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312577216
0312577214
Branch Call Number: FIC HANNAH
Characteristics: 400 pages ;,25 cm

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cherstaite
Apr 19, 2017

It was ok. Not much substance and pretty much a standard soap opera..... but a step up from Harlequin ... that's for sure.

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NanCcan
Nov 28, 2016

I liked it, and enjoyed spending two thick novels with these characters (Firefly Lane and its sequel, Fly Away). More in depth than other books by this author. This one moved more slowly than Firefly Lane, but was more emotionally complex.

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MillieBT
Feb 03, 2016

The 1st 50 pages synopsis of Firefly Lane after that it does get interesting ...a different spin to this novel...Entertaining

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Seattlegal2004
Sep 22, 2014

I read and loved Firefly Lane. I was really excited to read the sequel. I was highly disappointed. It didn't have the same flow nor interesting growth in the characters. It was so slow that I couldn't even finish the book and I really tried.

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lpreston214
Mar 11, 2014

In this follow-up to Firefly Lane, best-friend Tully, daughter Marah and husband Johnny are still messes after the death of Kate. Tully, self-medicating and adrift decides to end it but only puts herself into a coma. Marah quits school and runs away. The story is told from various points of view, bouncing around from the present to flashbacks. You have to pay attention to keep track of where the timeline is. Good book though somewhat formulaic Hannah fare. Life is full of pain but also joy. The point is to live and love while you can. Can't argue with that.

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suethomas
Oct 04, 2013

Great story.......

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sgtaylor
Jul 28, 2013

I thought it was a good read for summer.

LaughingOne Jul 07, 2013

Did not like this one nearly as much as I like her other novels. I didn't feel I was inside the characters like I usually feel with her writing. And it didn't feel real/true to me. I was definitely disappointed.

Brooklynnnjv Jun 04, 2013

Brooklynnnjv

I loved this book. Couldn't wait to finish it.

paulette4317 May 30, 2013

Story picks up from Firefly Lane without a hitch. Truly moving. Great friendship book - telling the ups and downs the occur with life. One of Hannah's best.

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kathiemcgill
Jul 24, 2014

"She knew me." A simple quote from a bereaved daughter grieving the loss of her mother.

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