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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Springtime Books (March 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904881734
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904881735
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,526,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fly Away Home is an intriguing title to an amazing journey bringing into question, where is home? Is it where one is born, raised, where one has lived in between or simply where one hangs one's hat?

This book is a self-reflective memoir of a triumphant journey from childhood through adulthood to a fulfilled present. The author, Maggie Myklebust, invites the reader into her home, her life, past and present, and does so very comfortably. She embarks on her life journey with an honest portrayal of the people who affected her life while she has lived in 2 continents. She delves into her ancestry with warmth and love and describes the bumpy road of her life experiences starting in the Jersey coast of America and ending up in Norway with some stops on the way in Houston, Texas and the Netherlands.

Maggie's life begins in the Jersey shore with the backdrop of a cultural generation and an age where children want what they can't have. She is committed to getting what she wants and following her dreams, which she is not quite aware of at such a young age. She meets her soul mate at a very young age while on a trip to Norway. However, she returns to America and continues a teen age life there with her family. Her life takes her from her parents' home to a chaotic first marriage to a young boy not at all compatible to her. They start a family and her roller coaster ride begins. As the author confides her secrets and thoughts, the reader joins her in her roller coaster ride of life.

Life throws her some curves as well as opportunities which, as difficult as they may seem, she is willing to explore. She embraces these opportunities, combating fear and doubt.
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I finished this book in one day, and that night went to bed dreaming of the Norwegian countryside (a place I have never been, I might add). The author paints such vivid pictures, not only of her surroundings, but also of the details of a life that you cannot help but want to read more about. Not only are the characters easy to relate to, but so are the stories of years gone by and the struggles and triumphs that life tends to throw at us. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to escape into someone else's life for a while! I could not put it down.
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I don't know why I remembered seeing this book for sale on Amazon, whether it was the title or the photo of the book cover. I was at a friend's wedding, talking with Michele, when she started telling me about a book her mother wrote. I said I remembered seeing it on Amazon and would order it.
When I finally got around to reading it I couldn't put it down. Maggie Myklebust is a captivating author! She tells her life story is a way that would make history books as interesting to read as the latest "who done it". You never know what is going to happen next.
Her life is like a TV soap opera with more ups and downs than a roller coaster. I thought no body can have this many trials a tribulations until I thought about my own life, I think I may have seen even more than Maggie.
This is a book that is hard to put down. I think it would be of more interest to women but since I knew Mark and Michele I found it extremely interesting.
I am sure anyone who reads this book will find it very interesting reading.
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My wife wanted to read this book written by a classmate of mine, she can relate to some of the trials that Maggie had in her life. She has given Lynn some inspiration to write about the events in her life, even if it never gets published it will give her a chance to get it on paper.
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This book is one of the greatest books I have ever read. The author is an amazing writer and goes into such detail that you can't help but relate to her story in some way. Her descriptions paint such a vivid picture for the reader it's like a movie is playing in your head. The way she tells her story reminds me of sitting around the table with my family after a big holiday dinner and just reminiscing about old times. It makes you feel like you are part of her family and have been forever. You feel so connected to her famiily that when she mentions that one of children has met a milestone in life you feel proud of them too.
On a more serious note, I give the author an immense amount of credit for opening her entire life to the world. She has been through so much, and the fact that she is letting every person in the world into every aspect of her life and letting them know all of her family's deepest secrets makes her an extremely respectible person.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone, but make sure you have free time when you start reading it because you will not be able to put it down until you are finished!
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I know Maggie, having had kids in the same classes in Egersund Norway. Having read the book I really admire her for the work she has put into writing the story and keeping her family close. The book is a page turner . The Reader really wants to see how this woman gets order into the temporary periods of chaos in her life. She is so honest,. I am sure Maggie won't be hurt if I say it is not any great literary style but it is a a book you want to finish and that cannot be bad . Hats off to you Maggie.
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