NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK - WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NOMINEE - The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost: an "epic trip--through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood--and you'll relish every minute" (People).
After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles.
- ISBN-13: 9780525656975
- ISBN-10: 0525656979
- Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
- Publish Date: May 2021
- Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.96 pounds
- Page Count: 608