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The Long Flight Home

(2019)
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It is September 1940 -- a year into the war -- and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan -- loyal, intelligent, beautiful -- but none more so than Duchess. Duchess shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Tense, heartwarming and life affirming, The Long Flight Home gives a fresh slant on heroism in WWII." - Rhys Bowen

"I’ve always been fascinated by homing pigeons, and Alan Hlad makes these amazing birds and their trainers shine in The Long Flight Home—a sweeping tale full of romance and espionage, poignant sacrifice and missed chances, uncommon courage and the ongoing costs of war. A compelling debut told with conviction and great heart." - Paula McLain

"Based on true events, The Long Flight Home has everything I love in a novel—the sense of discovery, the epic drama of a life-or-death situation, and the soaring sense of hope gained from the depths of despair. It’s a gorgeous, impressive first novel by a hugely talented author." - Susan Wiggs


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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Long Flight Home (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Alan Hlad
ISBN: 1-64358-313-1 / 978-1-64358-313-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
ISBN: 1-4967-2167-5 / 978-1-4967-2167-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: A John Scognamiglio Book
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
ISBN: 1-4967-2168-3 / 978-1-4967-2168-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: A John Scognamiglio Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
ISBN: 1-68441-770-8 / 978-1-68441-770-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
ISBN: 0-655-60958-X / 978-0-655-60958-2
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
ISBN: 0-655-60959-8 / 978-0-655-60959-9
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Flight Home
Author(s): Alan Hlad
Publisher: A John Scognamiglio Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA