Love Me Anyway by Tiffany Hawk
A Novel

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A darkly funny, compulsively readable debut novel about two young flight attendants coming of age at 35,000 feet

When twenty-three-year-old Emily Cavenaugh’s marriage to her abusive high school sweetheart ends, she trades in her dull smalltown life for an all-access pass to see the world as a flight attendant. Hoping for a new start, she moves to San Francisco to bunk with six other new flight attendants. Among them is KC Valentine, a free spirit who encourages Emily to shed her mousy ways and start collecting experiences as exciting as her passport stamps. Emily soon follows KC’s advice a little too well, falling in love with an older, married co-worker named Tien, a father to two young girls. But as Emily and Tien become more deeply entangled, KC grows distraught. Neither her friends nor co-workers know the real reason she became a flight attendant: to find her father who abandoned her as a child. As Emily and KC fly from Vegas to Boston, San Francisco to London, Chicago to Delhi, each searching for love and acceptance, they’re torn between passion and moral conviction, freedom and belonging.

An assured debut from a former flight attendant, Love Me Anyway deftly captures the complexities of love, friendship, and family, the excitement and loneliness that come from living everywhere and nowhere, and the surprising detours life can take when you set out to discover the world.


About Tiffany Hawk

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A former flight attendant, TIFFANY HAWK is a graduate of UCLA and the MFA program at UC Riverside. Her essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, National Geographic Traveler, The Potomac Review, StoryQuarterly, and NPR’s "All Things Considered." A few years ago, she did the one thing flight attendants aren’t supposed to do and married a pilot. Together with their son, she and her husband now live wherever the Air Force sends them.
Published May 7, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. 320 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A debut novel, both funny and sad, from a former flight attendant, about two flight attendants.

Mar 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Love Me Anyway: A Novel

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Hawk, a former flight attendant, chronicles a pair of United Airlines rookies in her uneven debut. Fresh from an abusive marriage, the flight attendant training program is 23-year-old Emily’s chance t

Mar 25 2013 | Read Full Review of Love Me Anyway: A Novel

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