Flying Shoes

Product Number: EB00636929
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781620403020
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn't resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter's call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family-and, once again, the murder's irremovable stain of tragedy. Lisa Howorth's remarkable Flying Shoes is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined. With a flamboyant cast, splendid dark humor, a potent sense of history, and a shocking true story at its heart, Flying Shoes is a rich and candid novel from a fresh new voice about family and memory and one woman's flight from a wounded past.

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Author(s): Lisa Howorth
Original Publish Date: Jun 17, 2014

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CD
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Author(s): Lisa Howorth
Narrator(s): Debra Winger
Product Number CV0342
Released: Jul 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490625324
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Author(s): Lisa Howorth
Narrator(s): Debra Winger
Product Number Z08471
Released: Jun 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490625331

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