Into Thin Air by Caroline Leavitt

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Hours after giving birth, a young woman flees her baby and her husband and slips into a new life. With rare insight and compassion, Caroline Leavitt shows us the impact of that flight through the eyes of the husband and child left behind.

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Caroline Leavitt is the award-winning author of eight novels. Her essays and stories have been included in "New York" magazine, "Psychology Today", "More", "Parenting", " Redbook", and "Salon". She's a columnist for the "Boston Globe", a book reviewer for "People", and a writing instructor at UCLA online.
Published February 1, 1993 by Warner Books. 309 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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By 19, Lee's pregnant, lonely, smothering beneath Jim's love, and trapped ``in a web of false forevers that made her panic to escape.'' So the day after she delivers a little girl--whom Jim will name Joanna--Lee absconds (sans baby), getting to know the shoulders of roads and cheap motel rooms in...

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Toting road maps marked with favored routes, Lee often wanders along highway shoulders, a habit she fell into after her mother died of cancer and her father and his new wife locked this surly, seducti

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Their first night together, Lee is sure she'll ``never sleep with him lying so close beside her, staking so much claim.'' Mired in a stifling marriage, she has a daughter, whom she abandons at a Baltimore hospital in order to skip from state to state, fleeing her old life and searching for a new ...

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