Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Release: Fly Away by Kristin Hannah, New York Times Bestselling Author

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah’s Latest Hit
Fly Away Available In Paperback and eBook Formats

Five years ago, Kristin Hannah first introduced readers to Kate Mularkey and Tallulah Hart – better known asKateandTully – in her runaway New York Times bestseller FIREFLY LANE. Across the world, women embraced the unforgettable story of these two best friends – a single, inseparable unit – their impenetrable bond, and the heartbreaking series of events that changes their lives forever.

Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of these beloved characters with her much-anticipated new novel FLY AWAY. The story that millions of readers have been waiting for, FLY AWAY examines the remnants of loss, the unraveling of a life, and the healing effects of friendship and love.

FLY AWAY is the story of three women: Tully – inconsolable after the death of her best friend four years ago, and broken in so many ways; Marah – Kate’s daughter and Tully’s goddaughter, a troubled teenager who ran away from home; and Dorothy – Tully’s mother, recovering from a lifetime of addiction. All three have lost their way and need each other – plus a miracle – to transform their lives.

From one of the most celebrated and widely read authors of contemporary women’s fiction, FLY AWAYis an emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, grief, and redemption. A master at exploring the most significant relationships and complex emotions in our lives, Kristin Hannah reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness.

Book Details:

By Kristin Hannah

St. Martin’s Press

Publication date: March 25, 2014

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About the Author:

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane.

Her novel Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films (produced the Oscar-nominated The Help) with Chris Columbus attached direct.

Kristin’s next release is the paperback edition of Fly Away (St. Martins Prss; March, 25, 2014) followed by her highly anticipate new release tentatively titled The Nightingale, slated for release in January 2015.

Kristin was born in September 1960 in Southern California and grew up at the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. When she was eight years old, her father drove the family to Western Washington which they called home.

After working in a trendy advertising agency, Kristin decided to go to law school. "But you're going to be a writer" are the prophetic words she would never forget from her mother. Kristin was in her third-and final-year of law school and her mom was in the hospital, facing the end of her long battle with cancer. Kristin was shocked to discover that her mother believed she would become a writer. For the next few months, they collaborated on the worst, most clichéd historical romance ever written. After her mom's death, she packed up all those bits and pieces of paper they'd collected and put them in a box in the back of her closet. Kristin got married and continued practicing law.

Then Kristin found out she was pregnant and was on bed rest for five months. By the time she'd read every book in the house and started asking her husband for cereal boxes to read, she knew she was a goner. That's when her husband reminded her of the book she'd started with her mom. Kristin pulled out the boxes of research material, dusted them off and began writing. By the time their son was born, she'd finished a first draft and found an obsession.

The rejections came, of course, and they stung for a while, but each one really just spurred her to try harder, work more. In 1990, Kristin got "the call," and in that moment, she went from a young mother with a cooler-than-average hobby to a professional writer, and has never looked back. In all the years between then and now, she has never lost her love of, or her enthusiasm for, telling stories. Kristin feels truly blessed to be a wife, a mother, and a writer.

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