April 11, 2018

Spotlight + Giveaway: Flying at Night by Rebecca L. Brown

Since April is National Autism Month, today I'm hosting a spotlight on a fantastic new novel that deals with autism as well as hosting a giveaway! Read on for more info about the book and don't forget to enter to win a copy!

Flying at Night
Author: Rebecca L. Brown
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Publisher: Berkley Books


Lance Whitman is a commercial airline pilot nicknamed “the Silver Eagle” by the public and the media for his heroics in the air.  But his daughter Piper knows him as her emotionally abusive and distant father, and the scars of her childhood haunt her still as an adult.
Piper is also the mother of nine-year-old Fred, a precocious, voracious reader obsessed with World War II and airplanes and is endlessly observant—yet doesn’t have any friends. To Piper, his idiosyncrasies seem harmless, but to his teachers, they show signs of something more serious. As she learns the difficult-to-grasp truth that her son is autistic, a tragedy hits: her father suffers a heart attack that leaves him brain damaged, and her mother decides to abandon their unfulfilling and abusive marriage, leaving Piper as his caregiver.  Suddenly, the father that Piper worked so hard to distance herself from becomes entangled in her life again as he and his dog, the loveable Chuck Yeager, move in with her and her family during his recovery.
Told in three perfectly rendered voices—Piper, Fred, and Lance—FLYING AT NIGHT explores universal questions of love, family, marriage, friendship, and forgiveness.

  (1) Hardcover copy of FLYING AT NIGHT - Open to US residents only! 

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  1. This author knows how to create emotional turmoil for the characters--this book is going to make me cry. I've been trying to read more books with autistic characters after I found out that my neighbor has autism and I want to understand him more. I shared your post on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/570620215280709704

  2. We really need books like this!!! While I personally don't know anyone with autism, I am trying to learn about it. Books like this are even better as it brings an essence that's missing from reading online texts.

  3. I am surprised he wasn't already diagnosed at age 9!

  4. Thanks for your great comments guys! The giveaway is now over and the winner has been contacted! :)