Miriam McNamara presents An Impossible Distance to Fall

It's 1930, and Birdie William's life has crashed along with the stock market. Her father's bank has failed, and worse, he's disappeared along with his Jenny biplane.
When Birdie sees a leaflet for a barnstorming circus with a picture of Dad's 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 enchanted--especially with a girl pilot named June. Birdie doesn't 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 the 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.

Former Ashevillian Miriam McNamara earned a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she won the Norma Fox Mazer award for a historical young adult manuscript work-in-progress. An Impossible Distance to Fall is her second novel. Her first novel, The Unbinding of Mary Reade is now available in paperback. 

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An Impossible Distance to Fall Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510735453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sky Pony - July 2nd, 2019

The Unbinding of Mary Reade Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781510742437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sky Pony - May 28th, 2019