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The Art of Crash Landing

(2015)
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"A sparkling, funny, and moving debut."
Edan Lepucki


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 800 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 35 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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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Art Of Crash Landing (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
ISBN: 0-606-37498-1 / 978-0-606-37498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
ISBN: 0-06-239054-6 / 978-0-06-239054-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
ISBN: 0-06-241685-5 / 978-0-06-241685-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Art of Crash Landing
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
ISBN: 1-5046-4831-5 / 978-1-5046-4831-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
ISBN: 1-5046-4832-3 / 978-1-5046-4832-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Crash Landing: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Melissa DeCarlo
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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