Flight: A Novel of Beirut and the French Countryside

Flight A Novel of Beirut and the French Countryside Can marriage survive war and temptation In the spring of the crackle of machine gun fire resonates throughout Beirut Lebanon Finlay Fortin a professor at the American University of Beirut is

  • Title: Flight: A Novel of Beirut and the French Countryside
  • Author: Jean Grant
  • ISBN: 9780982507452
  • Page: 152
  • Format: ebook
  • Can marriage survive war and temptation In the spring of 1976, the crackle of machine gun fire resonates throughout Beirut, Lebanon Finlay Fortin, a professor at the American University of Beirut, is anxious to leave the country with his family But his wife Mo, an ambitious photojournalist, insists on staying, hoping to advance her career by documenting the battle scarreCan marriage survive war and temptation In the spring of 1976, the crackle of machine gun fire resonates throughout Beirut, Lebanon Finlay Fortin, a professor at the American University of Beirut, is anxious to leave the country with his family But his wife Mo, an ambitious photojournalist, insists on staying, hoping to advance her career by documenting the battle scarred city And his fifteen year old daughter, Anouk, refuses to acknowledge the obvious danger and abandon the city she loves When Anouk s friend Danny is kidnapped at gunpoint and Anouk is later trapped in a battle s crossfire, Finlay is desperate to protect his daughter He forcibly takes her and flees Beirut, leaving his wife Mo behind.Finlay and Anouk move to the rural uplands in southwest France, and Finlay is soon busy repairing the dilapidated house they live in Anouk, however, bitterly struggles with missing her mother and the guilt she feels about Danny s abduction As Finlay settles into his new life as the village baker, he finds himself drawn to his warmhearted neighbor, Colette His marriage to Mo was cool and distant after spending years deprived of affection, Finlay has found love.When Finlay s wife decides to join her family in France, the news she brings about Danny, and the repercussions of the war will profoundly affect this family in ways no one could have anticipated Jean Grant s second novel, Flight, is a moving and timely exploration of the choices we make in parentting, in politics, and in love, writes A Manette Ansay, author of Vinegar Hill.

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    1. Jean Grant's newest book, 'Flight' has become, for me, one of those books you can pick up anytime, let a page fall open, and suddenly you're transported back into the heart of Beirut, or into a small village in France. I read it first quickly, then again slowly, and both times I was impressed with the ease of familiarity I found with her characters. Taking turns having father, Finley, and daughter, Anouk narrate keeps the flow of the book tight and perky. The story itself will grab you instantly [...]

    2. This book had a lot of promise and potential, and I thought I would like it about 20 pages in. Then I found a major timeline issue. And sorry, but I just can't get past that. A character got told something and runs off. Then a few pages later, she gets told again and it's as if she'd never been told in the first place. And plane tickets that were bought for the next day? Yeah, they get given to one of the characters two days later. These are issues I just can't get past in a book, because if the [...]

    3. This wonderful novel explores a marriage that is torn when a husband and wife disagree on whether to leave war-torn Beirut in the 1970s. Finlay and his daughter Anouk move to a family-owned house in a French village, where they soon discover a host of engaging neighbors and even a new lease on love. With vivid portrayals and well-etched descriptions, this book catches you up in a spell you don't want to leave.

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