Fly Away - Kristin Hannah

Fly Away

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,854 Ratings


Return to the world of FIREFLY LANE—now a Netflix series—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah.

Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . .

Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate--to be there for Kate's children--but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people.

Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world.

Dorothy Hart--the woman who once called herself Cloud--is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs.

A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another--and maybe a miracle--to transform their lives.

An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.


  • Five stars!!

    By mopargirl0217
    Beautiful as always….. teary eyed at the end.
  • Keeps your attention

    By KathyNYC
    Starters off great even though characters are overdone to the point of disbelief. A disappointing ending
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    By JennifRH
    Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t put it down I cried so hard , it makes you think back to your very best friend and the memories! It makes you think ahead when you will be older and hoping you have the support Tully does too! Wonderfully written !
  • Well written about sensitive subjects

    By Mark in St Paris
    A compelling story about the intricacies of family and friends who live life with difficulties that may very well mirror our own lives in some respects.
  • Rough middle but good overall.

    By bkfrosli
    This book was a little tough to stick with, but I love the author so I really wanted to finish it. It was much darker than Firefly Lane, but I guess that’s life. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows! Now which Kristin Hannah book to read next?
  • Fly Away

    By Nana Tubbs
    Hope to see the movie out soon!
  • Fly Away

    By mandolinda26
    Too long... too redundant! Thank you!
  • Such a touching story of love, loss and friendships that never die!

    By Donnabodonna
    I loved the characters and the setting.
  • Emotional downer

    By jeannereader
    It was painful reading from the beginning through the overwhelming sadness that permeated the entire book. I considered putting it aside several times, but I’d bought it, darn it, and I would finish it! Marah, Tully, Johnny, one broken character after another, took me on an emotional roller coaster, dark and difficult. I am a huge Hannah fan, but this book didn’t leave me with anything resembling the satisfaction a book by Kristen Hannah usually does.
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    By Ibladyjj
    Love every thing this author does. Nightingale favorite.