Just Fly Away

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By Andrew McCarthy

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The debut novel from Andrew McCarthyactor, director, and bestselling author of Brat: An 80s Storyis a powerful story about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding your way in the world.

When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a secret child from a brief affair, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her family. How could her father have betrayed them like this? How could her mother forgive him? And why isn’t her sister rocked by the news the way Lucy is? Lucy can’t bring herself to tell her friends, and when she tries to confide in her boyfriend, he doesn’t understand. Fed up with everyone around her and desperate for answers, Lucy runs away to Maine—the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather—to get to the bottom of her family’s secrets and lies.

  • “Fantastic . . . The story’s unexpected turns will keep readers rapt, and Lucy’s voice—reserved, blunt, sarcastic—feels as bone true as that of any YA character in recent memory.”
    The New York Times Book Review

    “McCarthy sensitively explores the difficult process of learning to accept loved ones despite their shortcomings.”
    Publishers Weekly

    “A poignant, character-driven coming-of-age novel.”
    Kirkus Reviews
     
    “This is a moving coming-of-age story for young adults who enjoy calm, character-driven reading. It is also a title that should be flying off the shelves.”
    VOYA

On Sale
Mar 27, 2018
Page Count
272 pages
ISBN-13
9781616208004

Andrew McCarthy

About the Author

Andrew McCarthy is the author of three books in addition to Walking with Sam: Brat: An ’80s Story, Just Fly Away, and The Longest Way Home—all New York Times bestsellers. He is an award-winning travel writer and served for a dozen years as an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Best known as an actor for the past four decades, Andrew has appeared in such iconic films as Pretty in Pink and Less Than Zero. He lives in New York.

 

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