On Little Wings by Regina Sirois

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Between the expressive prose, snippets from academic writings, and the in-depth characterization of place and people, On Little Wings grabs attention from the beginning. Add to the mix the mystery of long held family secrets, sorrows, first love, and burgeoning self awareness...
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Jennifer is an only child, and so were her parents—at least that's what she thinks, until she finds an old photo in the back of one of her mother's books. The woman in the photo looks just like Jennifer, down to the smattering of freckles across her nose. And her mother refuses to talk about it.

Compelled to find answers, Jennifer embarks on a quest that takes her from the wheat fields of Nebraska to the fishing town of Smithport, Maine, home to the one person who can help her solve this family secret—the woman in the photo. But Jennifer learns that it takes the entire village of Smithport to piece together the story of her mother's hidden past. She needs help from Nathan, the genius with the reluctant smile from across the cove; Little, the elderly town matriarch and former movie star; and The Jacks, three weathered fishermen who dabble in pyrotechnics. As Jennifer discovers the lost chapters of her mother's life, she unwittingly begins to write a few chapters of her own.

Elegantly written, On Little Wings is an evocative debut novel about self discovery, first love, and the power of family.
 

About Regina Sirois

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Regina Sirois lives in the golden wheat fields of Olathe, Kansas with her husband and two daughters.
 
Published August 15, 2013 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 432 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 22 2013

...the chaste romantic subplot and family-friendly conclusion will satisfy readers in search of comfort rather than action.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Nancy Carty Lepri on Aug 15 2013

Between the expressive prose, snippets from academic writings, and the in-depth characterization of place and people, On Little Wings grabs attention from the beginning. Add to the mix the mystery of long held family secrets, sorrows, first love, and burgeoning self awareness...

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