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March 30, 2011 / Leslie

Waiting On Wednesday ~ Wings: A Novel of WWII Flygirls

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I spotted this on LibraryThing’s list of early reviewer books. The time period and the women pilots caught my interest.
 

Wings: A Novel of WWII Flygirls
by Karl Friedrich
To be Published: April 1, 2011 by McBooks Press

Based on the true World War II stories of America’s first female military pilots, this historic novel follows the story of a young woman from a dirt-poor farm family.

Sally Ketchum has little chance of bettering her life until a mysterious barnstormer named Tex teaches her to fly and to dare to love. But when Tex dies in a freak accident, Sally must make her own way in the world. She enrolls in the U.S. military’s Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program at a special school known as Avenger, where she learns to fly the biggest, fastest, meanest planes. She also reluctantly becomes involved with Beau Bayard, a flight instructor and aspiring writer who seems to offer her everything she could want. Despite her obvious mastery of flying, many members of the military are unable to accept that a “skirt” has any place in a cockpit.

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  1. Suko / Mar 30 2011 11:25 am

    I would also be interested in reading this the same reasons as you. Very nice presentation!

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  2. BermudaOnion / Mar 30 2011 12:48 pm

    That sounds really good!

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  3. Man of la Book / Mar 30 2011 2:41 pm

    That sounds like a fascinating book. I’m adding it to my “to-read” list.

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  4. Mad Scientist / Mar 30 2011 9:59 pm

    Oh, this is a must! I thank you for posting this one! I went to visit the fly girl memorial in Arlington and just loved it. If you find yourself with an extra copy I think I’m your gal! 😉

    Right now I am waiting on Chronicles of Nick: Invincible. Not so much the book but the time to read it. In my mind I was telling myself to hurry up and finish the book I am currently reading. I had to yell at myself because the book that is being read deserves my attention as well.

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  5. Beth Lowe / Mar 31 2011 4:44 pm

    This one sounds very intriguing, Leslie. I don’t know very much at all about the flygirls. I’m fascinated by the cover.

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  6. TheBookGirl / Apr 1 2011 9:27 am

    I missed seeing this one on the Library Thing offerings…it sounds really good. I like reading about this time period, and the story of women pilots fascinates me.
    Great Pick!

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  7. michelle / Apr 1 2011 10:56 pm

    The cover and the story sound intriguing. I’ll have to add it to my to-read list!

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