Monday, April 12, 2010

Review: How Clarissa Burden Learned To Fly by Connie May Fowler

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (April 2, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446540684
ISBN-13: 978-0446540681
About The Book:
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and life-altering decision.
My Thoughts:
This was an excellent read! I enjoyed the main character's journey through her 24 hour day, and what a day it was!
This story will take the reader through a gamut of emotions all in one book. It's uplifting, inspirational, yet sometimes down right depressing. The author did a fantastic job portraying all these emotions in one novel.
The plot of the book was interesting and keeps your attention the whole way. It was a page turner for me, in the sense that I wanted to see how Clarissa would deal with each situation.
I have no complaints about this one...I'll agree with what Rundpinne said in her review of this one...and that is it would make an excellent book club selection. You can see her full review of this one here:
Overall, I thought it was a fantastic read and would highly recommend it to others
About The Author:
Connie May Fowler is an essayist, screenwriter, and novelist. She is the author of five novels, most recently The Problem with Murmur Lee, and a memoir, When Katie Wakes. In 1996, she published Before Women Had Wings, which became a paperback bestseller and was made into a successful Oprah Winfrey Presents movie. She founded the Connie May Fowler Women With Wings Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding women and children in need.
**review copy provided by the Hachette Book Group


  1. I can't wait to read this....Connie May Fowler is one of my favorites!