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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (April 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312577214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312577216
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (983 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hannah’s Firefly Lane (2008), which centered on best-friends-forever Tully Hart and Kate Mularkey, is arguably her most popular work. Her follow-up gives readers an idea of what life is like for Tully and Kate’s daughter Marah in the wake of Kate’s death from cancer. It’s not a pretty picture. Tully, who walked away from her successful talk show after Kate got sick, finds that her career isn’t waiting for her when she is ready to come back. Overwhelmed by grief and shunned by Johnny, Kate’s grieving husband who wants Tully to stay away from him and Kate’s children, Tully turns to prescription drugs and alcohol. Teenage Marah, once popular and brash, retreats into herself. Then hope comes from the most unlikely of sources: Tully’s wayward mother, finally sober and now, on the cusp of 70, possibly ready to be the mother Tully has always craved. Readers will be reaching for tissues as they watch the characters they grew to love in Firefly Lane struggle to make peace with Kate’s death and find happiness and love. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: So popular is Firefly Lane that Hannah’s highly anticipated sequel will be launched with a 500,000 print run, a national author tour, and an enormous promotional campaign. --Kristine Huntley

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“By reversing traditional expectations, Hannah (Night Road) calls attention to the modern female soldier and offers a compassionate, poignant look at the impact of war on family.” —Publishers Weekly on Home Front

Home Front's heart-wrenching portrayal of one veteran’s trials points out how much training goes into preparing for war–and how little is done to teach returning soldiers how to be parents again.” —People Magazine

"A stirring, inspiring celebration of heroism in its many incarnations." —Family Circle on Home Front

"Hannah's best work yet." —Seattle Times on Home Front


More About the Author

Kristin Hannah was born in September 1960 in Southern California and grew up at the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. When she was eight years old, her father drove the family to Western Washington which they called home.

After working in a trendy advertising agency, Kristin decided to go to law school. "But you're going to be a writer" are the prophetic words she would never forget from her mother. Kristin was in her third-and final-year of law school and her mom was in the hospital, facing the end of her long battle with cancer. Kristin was shocked to discover that her mother believed she would become a writer. For the next few months, they collaborated on the worst, most clichéd historical romance ever written.

After her mom's death, she packed up all those bits and pieces of paper they'd collected and put them in a box in the back of her closet. Kristin got married and continued practicing law.

Then Kristin found out she was pregnant and was on bed rest for five months. By the time she'd read every book in the house and started asking her husband for cereal boxes to read, she knew she was a goner. That's when her husband reminded her of the book she'd started with her mom. Kristin pulled out the boxes of research material, dusted them off and began writing. By the time their son was born, she'd finished a first draft and found an obsession.

The rejections came, of course, and they stung for a while, but each one really just spurred her to try harder, work more. In 1990, Kristin got "the call," and in that moment, she went from a young mother with a cooler-than-average hobby to a professional writer, and has never looked back. In all the years between then and now, she have never lost her love of, or her enthusiasm for, telling stories. Kristin feels truly blessed to be a wife, a mother, and a writer.


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A story of friendship, love and family.
Endreya McCabe
I could not put this book down and I was sorry when I finished reading it, I just want wanted it to go on.
ROSE LYNCH
I really liked this book it held my interest and had a very good story line.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Sharon R. Gates on April 26, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I love the Firefly Lane book but thought this one was one of, if the the top, most depressing book I have ever read. Nothing but down, down, down. Depression, panic attacks and terrible abuse of both physical and mental to the mother. I can think of nothing to redeem this book. It was pathetic.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf on May 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The Good:

Flawlessly written, Kristin Hannah delivers another emotional roller coaster
I loved Firefly Lane and the story of TullyandKate and was thrilled to see a follow up which further develops Tully’s story
The character development (which I feel is Hannah’s best talent) shines yet again in Fly Away
Hannah’s characters are sooo real – their stories may not be fun but they are 100% believable and relatable
I was immediately drawn in to Tully’s back story and wanted to know more
By the last quarter of this book I just could not put it down…I knew that something good was coming and it couldn’t get there fast enough for me:)
Fly Away as with many of Kristin Hannah’s books really makes one think -Life and people’s actions are not so black and white as they may seem. One never knows what true motivations and reasons people have for what they do and say
That cover!!! Need I say more!

The Not So Good:

So full of angst and heartache, the first two thirds of this novel are gut wrenching, but if you can make it through…it is more than worth it.

Final Thoughts:

Kristin Hannah knocks another one out of the park with this intensely emotional follow up to Firefly Lane. For those who love Hannah and don’t mind a lot of intense drama and pain to get to the HEA, this is a must read.

NOTE: Review Copy received from Publisher. All thoughts my own
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Colorado Springs on April 29, 2013
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I have read every single one of Kristin Hannah's book and I have loved them all. Having said that, I had higher hopes for her newest book. It was good but not great like Firefly Lane or Night Road. At times it was hard to stay engaged but was worth the effort in the end. Just keep reading.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David N. Parker VINE VOICE on April 27, 2013
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This is not a happy story.

This sequel to Firefly Lane, which ended with Kate's death from cancer, relates emotionally and realistically how Kate's best friend Tully and Kate's extended family slog through their grief and self-criticism after her death. While largely presented from Tully's point of view, segments included offer background information about individual family members that form a backdrop for their reactions.

Kate made Tully promise on her death be to be there for Kate's family after she is gone. Kate's love and bright personality was the glue that held the Ryan family together. Her husband Johnny, twin boys Lucas and Wills, and sixteen year old daughter Marah will need Tully's presence and support.

But Tully is too devastated herself to help them. Marah is so steeped in grief she retreats into herself, and her father reacts with anger rather than love. Each has regrets about somehow failing Kate; in their case it makes helping each other impossible.

Hannah has a knack for writing about strained relationships. It would take a very cold person not to become emotionally involved with her characters. Many readers will recognize our tendency to blame ourselves we think we have done wrong. We feel responsible even for things that are out of control. Taking this responsibility often leads to poor choices; thereby reinforcing one's self-blame - as it does here.

This book is very well done; well written, with realistic characters. It may even make us think about our relationships and how to strengthen (or repair) them. Once I started Fly Away, it was hard to put down.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Judith D. Collins on April 29, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Amazing! I have read all Kristin Hannah's books; however this novel was her most brilliant work thus far! I would encourage you to read Firefly, if you haven't; however, this could be a standalone. It is a "realistic" and compelling story of live, love, loss and forgiveness. Kate and Tully had a special friendship and it was very difficult for many of those near to Kate to move on after her death with cancer. Tully (her best friend) has so many issues from her childhood combined with a loss of her major TV career from having left to take care of her friend in her time of need; (Marah - Kate's teenage daughter who is dealing with her grief by rebellion; and Dorothy (Cloud) - Tully's mom who deserted her years ago with a haunting past she has never shared. (It was great finally learning about Dorothy's past).

This complex and inspiring story covers so many issues from molestation, career ruin, drugs, teenage rebellion, and abandonment to friendship, motherhood, and finding your way back from the lowest point. Three generations of women who find redemption the hard way. If you are a Jodi Picoult fan - you will love this one! A 5 stars plus!
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Wisc home on April 28, 2013
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I am finishing this book because I bought. I wish I had gotten it from the library instead. It is a very depressing book. So far I have read 200 pages of people with mixed up lives that don't seem to have any concept of life in a world with other people. This is the worst book I have read by Kristin Hannah and I have read most of hers. I will certainly think twice before buying the next one.
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