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Crossing the Horizon
Crossing the Horizon | Laurie Notaro
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Soar back to the fearless 1920s with #1 New York Times bestselling writer Laurie Notaro beloved author of The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club in a stunning historical novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Ten thousand feet in the sky, aviatrixes from London to Paris to New York fueled by determination and courage have their eyes on the century s biggest prize. The year is 1927, and Amelia Earhart has not yet made her record-breaking cross-Atlantic flight. Who will follow in Charles Lindbergh s footsteps and make her own history? Three women s names are splashed daily across the front page: Elsie Mackay, daughter of an Earl, is the first Englishwoman to get her pilot s license. Mabel Boll, a glamorous society darling and former cigar girl, is ardent to make the historic flight. Beauty pageant contestant Ruth Elder uses her winnings for flying lessons and becomes the preeminent American girl of the sky. Inspired by true events and real people, Notaro vividly evokes this exciting time as her determined heroines vie for the record. Through striking photos, meticulous research, and atmospheric prose, Notaro brings Elsie, Mabel, and Ruth to life, pulling us back in time as the pilots collide, struggle, and literally crash in the chase for fame and a place in aviation history."
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Marla
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Slowly getting through this one. It's been kind of fascinating how the women wanted to prove they could fly too and how people didn't take them seriously including their families.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 4! Based on real events, this historical fiction novel recounts the little-known story of 3 aviatrixes racing to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. It's 1927 and Amelia Earhart hasn't made her famous flight yet. There's Elsie, the first Englishwoman to get her pilot's license; Mabel, a glamorous cigar girl; and, pageant winner Ruth who becomes the preeminent American in the skies. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Nuwanda LOVE Laurie Notaro! I've read all her nonfiction to date, so I'll have to check this out as well. 5y
KaatjeH Sounds good! 😁 5y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 5y
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DebReads4fun
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A well crafted historical novel about three women, aviatrixes, each with a burning desire to be the first woman to travel across the Atlantic Ocean by plane. Mabel, Ruth and Elsie competed with each other, the harsh and unrelenting elements, and the limits of technology in the 1920's. This book was filled with suspense, complicated and interesting relationships, historical facts and details, and of course, adventure and hope.

wonga I just finished this and really liked it. i want to read more about Ruth Elder but the only thing i've found is a children's book 6y
CrowCAH Beautiful pic! 6y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Mehso-so

So-so. Longer than it needed to be. Some really good parts with Ruth Elder and Elsie McKay, but Mabel Boll was excruciatingly irritating. Her parts circled and repeated and circled and repeated. It was okay but not the stand-out I was hoping for. 🙂 *shrugs*

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Redjewel_7734
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This is a great book that gives voice to 3 of the women who joined the race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Mabel is the socialite you just want to smack the silliness out of. Ruth is the beautiful all-american girl with the can-do attitude who rushes in head-long. And Elsie is the British heiress with the plan & skills to get it done. While none of these women win the race, it is great to rediscover their voices!

JenP Hi, did you get your secret Santa box? I sent it a while ago and post office says it was delivered but I haven't seen you post yet so I wanted to go ahead and ask just in case it got lost. 6y
Redjewel_7734 Yes, I got it! I'm so excited to open it & the 21st seems soooo far away ☺️ 6y
JenP @Redjewel_7734 awesome! So glad! I hope you like it! 6y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Sounds like this is the perfect time to start reading this one eh? ??"Christmas Eve 1927" ??

Lacythebookworm 👍😊 6y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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When do we officially start the #LitsyAtoZ challenge? Found this at the library today. Think will use this instead for C. Photos and letters, inspiring heroines inside --couldn't resist!!

Reviewsbylola I really want to read this! 6y
BookishMarginalia Most people are starting Jan 1st. A few are starting at some point this month and ending a year from the start date. 6y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @BookishMarginalia great! Thanks! I'll try and hold off until as close to new year as possible. 😄🎉🍾🎊 6y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Reviewsbylola it sounds so up my alley! Couldn't resist it! Hoping for a great read! 6y
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DebReads4fun
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@Liberty Currently reading this book. I love historical fiction! #BooksfromSteinbeck

Beckys_Books Love your photo! 6y
DebReads4fun @Beckys_Books Thanks! We are expecting more snow this weekend. 6y
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OneLitChick
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My favorite Wednesday of the Month! Community Book Club at Changing Hands Bookstore. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#BooksBringPeopleTogether #BookTalk #SmartPeopleRead

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Cathleennh
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I just loved this fast- paced, character-rich exploration of women daring to cross the Atlantic in a plane. Wonderful snappy dialogue and excellent character sketches. Loved Laurie 'S earlier work - now I want to see what other books of hers I may have missed!

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OneLitChick
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The family that reads together...

Cinfhen ❤️️👍🏻 6y
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OneLitChick
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Best Bookmark Ever.
#HeIsADick

KVanRead 😂🐳😂 6y
LitHousewife 😍😍😍😍😍 6y
Lacythebookworm Perfect! 😂 6y
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OneLitChick
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My favorite time of year.
#ItsBeginningToLookALotLikeChristmas

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OneLitChick
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Date Night with a Book!
#currentlyreading

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OneLitChick
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I showed up to my favorite indie bookstore's community book club to discuss the October pic, MISCHLING, which I didn't have time to read due to a recent move... and my lovely friends--that I met through this book club--presented me with the November selection for my birthday. Aren't they the best? #BooksBringPeopleTogether #LongestRunOnSentenceEver

Cinfhen Super nice and book sounds so awesome 😊 6y
OneLitChick @Cinfhen I know! I can't wait to read it! 6y
Cinfhen Let me know how the book is? I loved THE AVIATORS WIFE...did you read that one? 6y
Reviewsbylola Looking forward to this one! 6y
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OliviaCroom
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I love surprise book-mail, especially when the author is a bad ass lady writing about other bad ass ladies. @GalleryBooks

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irregularreader
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See the full review at www.theirregularreaderblog.wordpress.com

This novelized history/biography tells the story of four aviatrixes who sought to be the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by airplane. The novel is engaging and thrilling, and was very difficult to put down once started. #bookreview #bookreviews #irregularreader

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Jediash1
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Bailedbailed

This is my first bail on Litsy. 😔 I picked up a proof copy of this historical novel at ALA because the subject was awesome: female aviators in the 1920s. Cool, right? However, while the topic was great, the writing style threw me off. It feels like the book was originally written as nonfiction then awkwardly transitioned to a novel. I think this book would have been better as straight up nonfiction. Perhaps it's just not my style.

ReadingOver50 Having to bail on a book is always sad 😞 6y
Jediash1 @ReadingOver50 Agreed, especially when it's a great topic like this one. But the writing style just wasn't grabbing me. :( 6y
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rubyslippersreads
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I'm liking this more now, the further I get into it (but I just can't like Mabel!) 😀 #Netgalley

BethFishReads Grrrr 6y
BabsVan There's no liking Mabel as a person, but as a character, she's fab. 6y
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BabsVan
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I'm not typically big on #historicalfiction, but I couldn't turn the pages fast enough in this rip-roaring account of the race for the first woman to cross the Atlantic by plane in the 1920s. Bravery, daring, fame, glory - and also terror, dedication and sacrifice, woven into a page-turner of a death-defying race. If never heard of these women before reading this book, but now I'm unlikely to ever forget them.

Texreader Definitely my kind of book. I have to get it. 👍❤️ Thanks!! 6y
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BethFishReads
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Three women aviators in the 1920s vying to be the first woman to cross Atlantic. Pre-Earhart. Looking forward to this @GalleryBooks

Suzze That's on my list. Looking forward to it. 6y
jennifersmeth Oh my! That does look good! 6y
rubyslippersreads I just started this. 6y
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Sarahreadstoomuch Love her essays! 6y
dolleygurl Oh this sounds cool! New on my radar 6y
BethFishReads @Sarahreadstoomuch I haven't read them 6y
rubyslippersreads @BethFishReads Too soon to tell. 😀 6y
BethFishReads @rubyslippersreads I'll await your thoughts 6y
jennifersmeth It does! 6y
Sarahreadstoomuch That is the first one... 6y
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