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Author McNamara, Miriam, author.

Title An impossible distance to fall / Miriam McNamara.

Publication Info. New York : Sky Pony Press, [2019]
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 95th Street Teen Fiction  TEEN MCNAMARA    AVAILABLE
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Description 257 pages ; 22 cm
Audience Ages: 12+.
Summary A story about falling from grace, falling in love as well as soaring to heights you wouldnt know were possible if you never stepped out into thin air. Its 1930, and Birdie Williams life has crashed along with the stock market. Her fathers bank has failed, and worse, hes disappeared along with his Jenny biplane. When Birdie sees a leaflet for a barnstorming circus with a picture of Dads plane on it, she goes to Coney Island in search of answers. The barnstorming circus has lady pilots, daredevil stuntmen, fire-spinners, and wing walkers, and Birdie is instantly enchantedespecially with a girl pilot named June. Birdie doesnt find her father, but after stumbling across clues that suggest he's gone to Chicago, she figures she'll hitch a ride with the traveling circus doing what she does best: putting on a convincing act and insisting on being star of the show. But the overconfidence that made her belle of the ball during her enchanted youth turns out to be far too reckless without the safety net of her charmed childhood, and a couple of impulsive missteps sends her and her newfound community spinning into freefall.
Subject Stepfathers -- Fiction.
Circus -- Fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
Stock Market Crash, 1929 -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
United States -- History -- 1901-1953 -- Fiction.
Genre Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.
ISBN 9781510735453 (hardcover)
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