Flight of Passage

Flight of Passage

Paperback - 2015
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Praised as a riveting adventure tale, loopy travelogue, and powerful family memoir in one ingeniously crafted package (Harry Stein, "One of the good Guys"), this beautiful memoir tells an enchanting story of youthful accomplishment.
Published: New York :, Hachette Books,, 2015.
Edition: First Hachette Books trade edition.
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780786883158
0786883154
Branch Call Number: 629.1309 BUC
Characteristics: ix, 351 pages :,illustrations, map ;,24 cm

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hmcgivney
Jun 05, 2013

I loved this book, from the writing style that was no-nonsense and yet introspective, to the story and settings. It seems like a story that could have only happened in the 1960s, with the innocent, clean-cut, "Leave it to Beaver" mentality. And the juxtaposition of these times and attitudes with the boys' gutter talk was pretty great. Aside from the sheer adventure of two teens discovering the wide range of geography and people in the USA, I loved the relationship between the brothers. Kern seems quiet and geeky and naive, yet skilled and cool-headed and confident when piloting the Cub; and Rink was more outgoing and goofy and yet contemplative and great at things like navigation and calculating fuel use. Such complementary personalities and skills, but at odds and butting heads until they were out on their own and working together. Great story.

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