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Flight Patterns
NAL, March 28, 2017
ISBN-10: 0451470915 ISBN-13: 9780451470928

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Glass and coauthor of The Forgotten Room tells the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind—and to the woman she always wanted to be…

Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert of fine china—especially of Limoges—requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never revisit…

It’s been thirteen years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed, except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled. 

Seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing—and unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life—mistakes and all—she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep…







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"Bee amazed. FLIGHT PATTERNS is sure to create a buzz!"
—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"[A] Master storyteller...Her iconic mellifluent, innovative narrative is hauntingly beautiful…Her perceptivity of family complexities and the extraordinary never-saw-them-coming epiphanies make this a one-of-a-kind story."
RT BookReviews Magazine 4 1/2 stars TOP PICK!

"It's the best one ever."///
—The Pilot (Southern Pines, NC)

"White creates characters with depth."
—The Fayetteville Observer 

"The true beauty of White’s writing comes in her creation of characters... [O]ne of the most satisfying stories you will read all summer long. The payoff is that good, and the pleasure of White’s words that intense."
—Jackie Cooper, The Huffington Post

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