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  • ISBN: 9781476772172
  • ISBN: 1476772177
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (pages)
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2015.

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Summary, etc.:
"From the bestselling and award-winning author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes an adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America's heartland in the Roaring Twenties. Set in the rapidly changing world of 1920s America, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry "Schuler" Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune; and Charles "Gil" Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteran pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of adventure and self-discovery has a price--and one of them won't be able to survive it. As they crisscross the heartland, exploring the rapidly expanding role of aviation from barnstorming to bootlegging, from a flying circus to the dangerous sport of air racing, the three companions form a makeshift family. It's a one-of-a-kind family, with members as adventurous as they are vulnerable, and as fascinating as they are flawed. But whatever adventure--worldly or private--they find themselves on, they're guaranteed to be a family you won't forget"-- Provided by publisher.
"A novel about the beginning years of aviation"-- Provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note:
Print version record.
Subject: Stunt flying > Fiction.
Nineteen twenties > Fiction.
United States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Romance / Historical.
FICTION / General.
Genre: Fiction.
Love stories.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.

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