Night Flying by Rita Murphy

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From a talented new author - a short, magical and very beautiful novel about a girl who can fly. Georgia Hansen is nearly 16 - the sixth generation of Hansen women who can fly. Stifled by the rigid rules of grandmother Myra (no men can join the household, anyone caught flying during the day will be cast out of the family), Georgia's mother and aunts live in fear, keeping to themselves. But as Georgia's birthday approaches when she will fly solo for the first time and undergo rituals of initiation, her Aunt Carmen - herself cast out years before - flies in, stirring up secrets from the past. Rebellious and determined to discover the truth, Georgia commits the one unforgivable sin. But can she find the strength and courage to face up to her grandmother - and, in so doing, find not only herself but also the true freedom of flying?
 

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Rita Murphy's previous novels are "Looking for Lucy Buick, Harmony, Black Angels, "and "Night Flying," She lives in Burlington, Vermont. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published November 14, 2000 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 144 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Carmen has secrets of her own that upset the equilibrium, set her sisters free of their domineering mother, and cause Georgia not only to know the secret of her own birth but also to make her first solo flight independently and in the daylight—which is strictly forbidden.

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But family secrets are set to fly as 16-year-old Georgia Hansen's initiation ceremony draws near.

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