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The resonant story of a young woman’s struggle to take charge of her own future, The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a modern take on a classic story—Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre—that will fascinate readers of the Gothic original and fans of modern literary fiction alike, with its lyrical prose, robust characters, and abundant compassion. Set in early 1960s Scotland, this breakout novel from award-winning author Margot Livesey is a tale of determination and spirit that, like The Three Weissmanns of Westport and A Thousand Acres, spins an unforgettable new story from threads of our shared, still-living literary past.

“Gemma is real—it’s as simple as that. And through her eyes we see step by step what it means . . . to take possession of one’s own life.” —David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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The Flight of Gemma Hardy
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3.3 / 5
May 22nd, 2014
Excellent read. Kept thinking about it until I could read it again. Gemma is a heroine I can relate to. The only wonder I had is the ending, although happily ever after, I did wonder if Alec Johnson was going to make a reappearance at any time. Also not sure about the 20 year age difference between her and Mr Sinclair, would that end well in real life, is she really looking for a father figure?
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