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The Art of Crash Landing - A Novel

Melissa DeCarlo

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johanna Parker

Length:

10h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

03:19


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:37


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:05


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

19:17


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

03:30


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

10:40


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

20:56


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

09:33


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

14:44


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

11:04


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

05:43


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

15:49


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

16:23


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

22:02


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

13:20


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

13:19


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

09:44


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

05:42


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

11:56


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

08:05


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

05:10


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

14:43


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

08:16


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

02:22


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

16:15


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

04:58


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

11:55


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

15:02


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

08:57


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

11:19


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

16:21


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

08:28


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

07:22


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

08:22


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

13:59


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

09:58


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

07:05


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

15:11


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

14:11


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

14:38


Part 6, Chapter 41
Part 6, Chapter 41

14:12


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

11:01


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

13:56


Part 7, Chapter 44
Part 7, Chapter 44

16:05


Part 7, Chapter 45
Part 7, Chapter 45

19:24


Part 7, Chapter 46
Part 7, Chapter 46

10:41


Part 7, Chapter 47
Part 7, Chapter 47

15:42


Part 7, Chapter 48
Part 7, Chapter 48

19:03


Part 7, Chapter 49
Part 7, Chapter 49

15:40


Part 7, Chapter 50
Part 7, Chapter 50

09:30


Part 7, Chapter 51
Part 7, Chapter 51

10:33


Part 8, Chapter 52
Part 8, Chapter 52

03:51


Part 8, Chapter 53
Part 8, Chapter 53

13:51


Part 8, Chapter 54
Part 8, Chapter 54

06:39


Part 8, Chapter 55
Part 8, Chapter 55

12:53


Part 8, Chapter 56
Part 8, Chapter 56

07:55


Part 8, Chapter 57
Part 8, Chapter 57

00:33