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The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel (P.S.)
by Melissa DeCarlo

Published: 2015-09-08
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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 ...

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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 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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  "The Art of Crash Landing"by bkmnmpl (see profile) 08/17/16

While I would not say that this book was a favorite, I did like DeCarlo's writing. Her main character Mattie is just not very likable. The best of the story unfolds in the final chapters. Although the... (read more)

 
  "The Art of Crash Landing"by nbaker (see profile) 05/20/16

I found this book both comical and thought provoking. I have been challenged with much in my life time (and always the victor) and have learned to laugh in the face of adversity and smile i... (read more)

 
  "The Art of Crash Landing"by REdgar (see profile) 01/28/16

Initially, I had a hard time relating to the character or the plot. But I found that as you peeled back the tough exterior of the protagonist, you will find someone who was deeply wounded and struggling... (read more)

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