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BLOG TOUR: How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly by Connie May Fowler (Book Review 2010-60)

Product Description

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and life-altering decision.

About the Author

Connie May Fowler is an essayist, screenwriter, and novelist. She is the author of five novels, most recently The Problem with Murmur Lee, and a memoir, When Katie Wakes. In 1996, she published Before Women Had Wings, which became a paperback bestseller and was made into a successful Oprah Winfrey Presents movie. She founded the Connie May Fowler Women With Wings Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding women and children in need.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (April 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446540684
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446540681
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This is a wonderful book that takes you through a day with Clarissa Burden and how just 24 hours can in fact change your life.  That and the help of a ghost.  There is a lot of drama packed into this novel.  This would make an excellent novel for a book group since there are so many things to discuss about the characters and there is enough to love and hate about the story (always a good idea for active discussions).  I am not a reader who enjoys a lot of descriptions, but Fowler does a great job of making you smell the flowers, taste the food and see the sights with minimal words.  (BRAVO!)  

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  1. Mary, thank you so much for the fab support for How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly AND for your love of books. I deeply appreciate what you're doing and love your blog! Also, to book groups: let's meet by Skype! I even teach via Skype. Thanks again, Mary. And Happy reading everyone!

  2. Glad you enjoyed this book! I am looking forward to reading it too!!

  3. I adored this book. You are so right about this being a great choice for a book club. Didn't you want to walk around the garden?


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