The Resource The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo

The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo

Label
The art of crash landing : a novel
Title
The art of crash landing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melissa DeCarlo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother's hometown, and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family forever. Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she's got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny that she really is turning into her mother, a broken alcoholic who never met a bad choice she didn't make. When Mattie gets news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she's never met, she jumps at this one last chance to turn things around. Leaving the Florida Panhandle, she drives eight hundred miles to her mother's birthplace--the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. There, she soon learns that her mother remains a local mystery--a happy, talented teenager who inexplicably skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back. But the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the damaged woman Mattie knew, and before long it becomes clear that something terrible happened to her mother, and it happened here. The harder Mattie digs for answers, the more obstacles she encounters. Giving up, however, isn't an option. Uncovering what started her mother's downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own. Hilarious, gripping, and unexpectedly wise, The Art of Crash Landing is a poignant novel from an assured new voice"--
  • "A poignant, darkly funny debut novel about a young woman who travels--penniless, pregnant, and homeless--to her deceased mother's small southern hometown, and becomes embroiled in a local mystery: what forced her mother to flee that town thirty-five years previously?"--
Tone
Writing style
Character
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439350
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeCarlo, Melissa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E2372
LC item number
A65 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • Oklahoma
Label
The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CDFC29EB-96C7-46DF-92AB-0245C2C2637F
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907678635
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062390554
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CDFC29EB-96C7-46DF-92AB-0245C2C2637F
Label
The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CDFC29EB-96C7-46DF-92AB-0245C2C2637F
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907678635
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062390554
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CDFC29EB-96C7-46DF-92AB-0245C2C2637F

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