Wednesday, August 07, 2019

What is Noelle Salazar reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Noelle Salazar, author of The Flight Girls.

Her entry begins:
I read a wide variety of genres, but my one true love is stories focusing on the plight of women in all forms. In the past year I read three books that have clung to my nerve endings, striking different chords and making me recommend them time and time again. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman spoke to me. She's an odd bird, Eleanor. And there are hints of why that come in flashes that made me stop, my heart beating fast in my chest. What was that?! And I had to know. Because Eleanor is strange and kind and interesting and mysterious. And her story is sad but lovely and you want to...[read on]
About The Flight Girls, from the publisher:
A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots, whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into extraordinary heroes

Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe.

To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face of war, and—especially when James goes missing in action—give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight for everything she holds dear.

Shining a light on a little-known piece of history, The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness in the face of adversity, and the power of friendship to make us soar.
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