Monday, April 12, 2010
How Clarissa Learned To Fly Blog Tour
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.
About The Author:
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.
This is the first novel I have read by Connie May Fowler. Although I enjoyed the writing style and felt that the characters were quick well developed, I did not really enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I think the main reason is that there is a lot of foul language and other mature themes, that really, in my opinion distracted me from reading the book. However, the storyline of making a life changing decision, along with whimsical characters and the many human emotions and behaviors explored, did keep me engaged. I believe this would be a powerful book for a book club to explore.
BUY IT: Purchase How Clarissa Burden Learned To Fly online through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca It is also available through your favorite local bookseller.
***Thank you to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***