"An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the airline world, Flying: A Novel traces the lives of two young women: Zoe Longfield, raised in exotic Southeast Asian cities and jungles, and Sally Wilder, from the tobacco lands of the American South. Together they "fly the line" for the world's premier airline beginning in 1970, where they learn that history is not always what it seems, and that living, like flying, takes more courage than they ever imagined. Flying is set in the 1970s, after the passionate idealism of the 1960s had radically altered America's landscape. The new Boeing 747 carried more people than ever before to the great cities of the world, and newly independent nations were fraught with growing pains. The airline setting was a potent symbol of the United States in many countries, and became a target for those with dangerous political grievances. After a cataclysmic terrorist event, Sally learns the true nature of family, heroism and love, and what it really means"
- Written by Rebecca Sprecher and Paula Helfrich
- Hardcover, 420 pages