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Publisher Description

The resonant story of a young woman’s struggle to take charge of her own future, The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a modern take on a classic story—Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre—that will fascinate readers of the Gothic original and fans of modern literary fiction alike, with its lyrical prose, robust characters, and abundant compassion. Set in early 1960s Scotland, this breakout novel from award-winning author Margot Livesey is a tale of determination and spirit that, like The Three Weissmanns of Westport and A Thousand Acres, spins an unforgettable new story from threads of our shared, still-living literary past.
“Gemma is real—it’s as simple as that. And through her eyes we see step by step what it means . . . to take possession of one’s own life.” —David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
January 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

cindytimberlake ,

The Flight of Gemma Hardy

Ensconced from the start all through to the end. Loved it!

A weird sister ,

Good book

I really liked this book. It is the type of book that pulls you into its story and when not reading it you are thinking about what you’ve read. Very enjoyable read. I will look for more by this author.

D Leah ,

Disappointed

Loved Jane Eyre, so first half of book which followed it was a great ride. Something happened In last 50 or so pages. Character did something completely out of character,and had to reread it to even believe author did this cheap move. Then writing style changed from character study to travelogue of a country--describing way too many sights. Worst of all, the ending was unbelievable. Felt cheated.

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