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Flight of a Starling

by Lisa Heathfield

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Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2019
    264 pages
    Genre: Novels

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The stunning new novel from award-shortlisted Lisa Heathfield, author of Seed and Paper Butterflies. Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places, Lisa Williamson, Sarah Crossan and Sara Barnard.

Best friends and sisters Lo and Rita have spent their lives flying through the air on the trapeze under the lights in the big top. The nomadic circus community is a close-knit family, but those bonds are threatened as secrets and lies surface and Lo finds forbidden love with a boy from outside the circus. The two sisters find themselves at odds with each other for the first time as they both search for love and test the limits of family loyalty. Lo must face up to a family member's deception and navigate her newfound love. Will she manage to land on her feet?

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"Starred Review. Like a beautiful starling, Lo is too fragile on her own for the harsh life of the flat world." - Kirkus

"A solid purchase; give this to fans of Jennifer Niven and Stephanie Garber." - School Library Journal

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Lisa Heathfield

Lisa Heathfield is an award-winning author and a former high school English teacher. She lives with her family in Brighton, England.

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