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Flying south

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This edition was published in by HarperCollins in New York.

Written in English

148 pages

In Charlottesville, Virginia, amidst the social and political turmoil of 1968, eleven-year-old Alice learns when to fight battles and when to let go from her family's elderly gardener, Doc, and begins to connect with her widowed mother.

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Flying South
2009, HarperCollins
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2003, HarperCollins
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Flying South

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In the sticky-hot summer of 1968, a year in American history marked by assassinations, Vietnam War protests, and civil rights rioting, Alice faces some trying concerns of her own. Alice longs for a connection with her mother, who is beautiful but distant, caught up in the search for a husband who will help erase the memory of Alice's father. Alice's friendship with Bridget, a tennis-playing Twiggy, introduces her to competitiveness and the shallow pettiness of spoiled rich girls, as as well as to the prejudice that many Americans still feel toward black people.It is Alice's friendship with Doc, the family gardener and handyman, that continually brings her back to the truths that will shape the decsions in her life. Doc reminds Alice that life is about "passing the test" -- doing what's right.FLYING SOUTH celebrates a young girl's coming-of-age in a delicate, moving narrative that sings with the understated, yet resonate, pleasures of life in the American South.

Flying south

1st ed.

This edition was published in by HarperCollins in New York.


Edition Description

In Charlottesville, Virginia, amidst the social and political turmoil of 1968, eleven-year-old Alice learns when to fight battles and when to let go from her family's elderly gardener, Doc, and begins to connect with her widowed mother.

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Fiction.

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Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.E453 Fl 2003

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Open Library
OL3556678M
Internet Archive
flyingsouth00elli
ISBN 10
0060012145, 0060012153
LC Control Number
2002014414
Library Thing
227091
Goodreads
4565355
3423539

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