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ISBN:0060012145
Author: Laura Malone Elliott
ISBN13: 978-0060012144
Title: Flying South
Format: mbr lrf txt lit
ePUB size: 1128 kb
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1st edition (May 13, 2003)
Pages: 160

Flying South by Laura Malone Elliott



FLYING SOUTH celebrates a young girl's coming-of-age in a delicate, moving narrative that sings with the understated, yet resonate, pleasures of life in the American South. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Indigo Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.

by Laura Malone Elliott. Flying South celebrates a young girl's coming-of-age in a delicate, moving narrative that sings with the understated, yet resonate, pleasures of life in the American South. Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books.

FLYING SOUTH celebrates a young girl's coming-of-age in a delicate, moving narrative that sings with the understated, yet resonate, pleasures of life in the American South. Library descriptions. In Charlottesville, Virginia, amidst the social and political turmoil of 1968, eleven-year-old Alice learns when to fight battles and when to let go from her family's elderly gardener, Doc, and begins to connect with her widowed mother.

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Flying South celebrates a young girl's coming-of-age in a delicate, moving narrative that sings with the understated, yet resonate, pleasures of life in the American South. The Complete Laura Malone Elliott Book List.

Elliott, Laura Malone 1957- (. Elliott, Laura Malone 1957- (. Set in 1968, Flying South finds Alice coping with her recently widowed mother's attempt to marry a local politician. Spending most of her time with Edna, the housekeeper, and Doc, the gardener, Alice learns about gardening and life while tending the roses with Doc. She tries to be patient with her mother, and eventually, the woman recognizes Alice's strength of character.

In the sticky-hot summer of 1968, a year in American history marked by assassinations, Vietnam War protests, and civil rights rioting, Alice faces some trying concerns of her own. Alice longs for a connection with her mother, who is beautiful but distant, caught up in the search for a husband who will help erase the memory of Alice's father. Alice's friendship with Bridget, a tennis-playing Twiggy, introduces her to competitiveness and the shallow pettiness of spoiled rich girls, as as well as to the prejudice that many Americans still feel toward black people.

It is Alice's friendship with Doc, the family gardener and handyman, that continually brings her back to the truths that will shape the decsions in her life. Doc reminds Alice that life is about "passing the test" -- doing what's right.

FLYING SOUTH celebrates a young girl's coming-of-age in a delicate, moving narrative that sings with the understated, yet resonate, pleasures of life in the American South.