Kristin Hannah's Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other – plus a miracle – to transform their lives . . .
Celebrity news reporter and presenter, Tully Hart, has hit rock bottom. Kate Ryan had been her best friend for more than thirty years. They’d lived, laughed, danced and cried together. Kate had been her anchor, and now Tully was cast adrift – not knowing how she was going to survive.
Kate’s daughter, Marah, was only sixteen years old when her mother died. Consumed with guilt over the fights they’d had during the last months of Kate’s life, Marah runs away and becomes a drop-out in society, maintaining no contact with her family.
Tully’s mother, Cloud, a child of the Sixties, has lived a world of her own dependent on drugs for most of her adult life. She now wants to prove that she can help her daughter. But what will it take for Tully to forgive?
And then something momentous happens which causes each one of them to realize what they’ve done, and what they have become.
Prolific novelist Hannah revisits the characters, known to fans as KateandTully, of her bestselling Firefly Lane in this slow-paced but largely well-executed sequel. Tully Hart, the famous 50-year-old former host of the talk show The Girlfriend, isn t dealing well with the recent death of her best friend Kate, whose daughter, Marah, has run away. Tully is Marah s godmother, and Kate s husband Johnny blames her for his daughter s flight. With no one left to turn to, Tully runs her car into a cement block in a haze of booze and prescription drugs. In the hospital clinging to life, Tully faces her past and her pain, visits her dead friend, and decides whether or not life is worth living. Told in a shopworn form turns and flashbacks from the perspectives of Marah, Johnny, and Tully the plot is unnecessarily repetitive, at times bringing forward motion to a standstill, but fans will appreciate the depth of character as they wade toward a neatly tied-up and heart-warming denouement.