Breathe the Sky by Chandra Prasad
A Novel Inspired by the Life of Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart disappeared from the world's radar in the 1930s, but she has not been forgotten. Breathe the Sky is a fresh and provocative portrait of the legendary pilot whose courage and charisma have dazzled millions. It is also the first novel to reveal the dark side of Earhart's fame-and the dangerous, madcap course of her final voyage. Venturing where history and biography have not, Breathe the Sky takes the reader on Earhart's last expedition along the equatorial line, through wild storms, across endless desert and jungle, and over shark-infested waters. With stark, nimble prose, Prasad brings Earhart to life once more, securing her place in the pantheon of great explorers, while inspiring risk and adventure in readers.
 

About Chandra Prasad

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Chandra Prasad is the originator and editor of -- and a contributor to -- W. W. Norton's "Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience", which includes original pieces by Ruth Ozeki, Danzy Senna, and Rebecca Walker. Her other works include the novella "Death of a Circus", which Tom Perrotta hails as "narrated with Dickensian verve, a keen eye for historical detail, and lots of heart," and the careers guide "Outwitting the Job Market". Prasad is also the author of numerous articles, which have been published by the "Wall Street Journal" and "New York Times Magazine", among others. A graduate of Yale, she lives and works in Connecticut.
 
Published November 1, 2009 by Wyatt-MacKenzie. 209 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Her heroine took inspiration from the likes of Amelia Earhart (who has a walk-on part in the book), women who were finding their way in the world on their own terms and refusing to let their womanhood get in the way of it.

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