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The art of crash landing

Author: Melissa DeCarlo; Johanna Parker
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015] ℗2015
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother's hometown and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family forever.Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she's got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags and has nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny that she really is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Mystery fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa DeCarlo; Johanna Parker
ISBN: 1504648315 9781504648318
OCLC Number: 919966256
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Johanna Parker.
Description: 9 audio discs (10 hr., 57 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Melissa DeCarlo.

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From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother's hometown and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family forever.Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she's got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags and has nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny that she really is turning into her mother, a broken alcoholic who never met a bad choice she didn't make. When Mattie gets news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she's never met, she jumps at this one last chance to turn things around. Leaving the Florida panhandle, she drives eight hundred miles to her mother's birthplace-the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. There she soon learns that her mother remains a local mystery-a happy, talented teenager who inexplicably skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back. But the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the damaged woman Mattie knew, and before long it becomes clear that something terrible happened to her mother-and it happened here. The harder Mattie digs for answers, the more obstacles she encounters. Giving up, however, isn't an option. Uncovering what started her mother's downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own.Hilarious, gripping, and unexpectedly wise, The Art of Crash Landing is a poignant novel from an assured new voice.

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