On Little Wings

On Little Wings

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Jennifer's quiet life in the wheat fields of Nebraska is turned upside down when she finds a photo in an old book. The woman in the photo bears an uncanny resemblance to Jennifer, and her mother refuses to discuss it when she asks. Compelled to find answers, Jennifer's quest leads her to the quaint seaside town of Smithport, Maine, home to the one person who can shed light on the family secret--the woman in the photo, her newly discovered aunt. But what Jennifer learns is that it takes a village to piece together the story of her mother's hidden past. She needs help from Nathan, the timid genius from across the cove, and Little, an elderly former movie star who has some secrets of her own. As the truth comes into focus, Jennifer knows she must bring her mother home to face the life she's left behind.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., ©2013.
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9780670786060
0670786063
Characteristics: 419 pages ;,22 cm.

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JCLJaredH Nov 20, 2013

I will admit that this story was a little out of my normal reading genre, but I enjoyed the cast of characters. They made me laugh with their antics, sigh with their stubbornness, and I won’t say “cry,” but there were tender feelings being felt during the heart-touching moments of sorrow, hurt, and reconciliation. Many of the plots crash together at the end, but they resolve together into a fun and satisfying read. Good for both young adults and adults.

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pktab
Jul 09, 2013

I loved this book! Even though it is "billed" as young adult fiction, it could be read by anyone of any age.
Also, I love that's it's written by a local author from Olathe, KS.

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szarnstorff
Jul 09, 2013

An interesting summer read about some complicated characters that work through a 20 year silence among family members. There is a summer romance and it is a bit of a mystery too. Different quotes from classics were listed as part of an "ungame" in the book.

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Gardenofdaisies
Jun 27, 2013

This book was absolutely phenomenal!

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64linda
Apr 28, 2013

Wow! I can't wait to read this book!

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