How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly

By Connie May Fowler (Trade Paperback, 2011)
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and life-altering decision.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $19.99 US/$22.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446540698

    • On Sale Date: 07/20/2011

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and life-altering decision.

Connie May Fowler is an essayist, screenwriter, and novelist. She is the author of five novels, most recently The Problem with Murmur Lee, and a memoir, When Katie Wakes. In 1996, she published Before Women Had Wings, which became a paperback bestseller and was made into a successful Oprah Winfrey Presents movie. She founded the Connie May Fowler Women With Wings Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding women and children in need.
  • "In this novel by best-selling author Fowler (The Problem with Murmur Lee), past and present lives collide in magical and violent ways with surprising, liberating, and redeeming results. The colorful characters include an almost-angel, carnival dwarves, and anthropomorphic animals, and the result is folksy and sophisticated, and humorous yet at times grave and appalling, with the sins of the past clearly depicted. VERDICT A seductive and thoroughly satisfying read." (Library Journal).

  • "In this magical, funny, at times heartbreaking book, Connie May Fowler has shown us that even a house fly can have a point of view. Compact and enchanting, yet achingly dark, it reminds me of the novels of Alice McDermott and Alice Hoffman that I love to read. Now Fowler gives us a mid-summer's night dream of her own!"

    -Mary Morris, author of Revenge

  • "A huge-hearted, ebullient novel about ghosts, tragedy, love, redemption and one extraordinary woman's wild ride to self-discovery.  Blazingly original, the remarkable Fowler breaks your heart, makes you believe in love, and whispers unbreakable truths about who we are really meant to be."

    -Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble

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How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $19.99 US/$22.99 CAN
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446540698
  • On Sale Date: 07/20/2011
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly