Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
(St. Martin’s Press, 2013, 400 pages)
Tully Hart grew up as Kate MuLarky’s best friend. They played together, attended college together, and planned to raise their families side-by-side. But Kate struggled with cancer. Her death left her family and friend devastated. Kristin Hannah, the author, helps the reader develop an understanding of emotionally complex subjects such as grief, motherhood, drugs and sexual abuse. Tully, a successful TV show host; Marah, Kate’s teenage daughter; and Dorothy, Tully’s absentee mother are revealed through their attributes and flaws. Tully slipped from fame after Kate’s death, but in the end it is her ability to fly away and start anew that brings the families back to life.
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