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A Beginner's Guide to Free Fall by [Abramowitz, Andy]
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My brothers are a big part of my life. Even though we live continents apart and manage to get together only a few times a year, we’re constantly texting and FaceTiming. They anchor me in a way few people can—kind of like Molly and Davis Winger do for each other in A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall.

Author Andy Abramowitz dazzles in this heartfelt story of a roller coaster designer and his journalist sister whose lives take some sharp turns over the course of one unforgettable summer. For Davis, that means losing his job and his wife after she learns of a past indiscretion. Meanwhile, Molly’s career ascends in ways she never imagined, yet the real curveball comes when she’s forced to revisit the circumstances that led to their mother abandoning them years ago. Through it all, the one thing Davis and Molly can count on is each other.

As much as this book brims with heart and humor, it doesn’t shy away from exploring what makes the bonds of family so complex, complicated, and ultimately essential. Insightful and endlessly entertaining, warm as it is witty, A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall is a pitch-perfect story of a family trying to find its way back to each other—and the wild ride that ensues.

- Chris Werner, Editor

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"At once hilarious and poignant, A Beginner's Guide to Free Fall explores the ups and downs of love, marriage, family, and all that life encompasses with such wit and incision, you'll wish you hadn't read the whole book so quickly." --Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of In Twenty Years

"Childhood wounds often linger long into adulthood, as siblings Davis and Molly discover in Andy Abramowitz's wry, compelling new novel. A story about second chances and the power of family, A Beginner's Guide to Free Fall is a potent reminder that as long as we're alive, it's never too late to make a change." --Camille Pagán, bestselling author

"A Beginner's Guide to Free Fall has all the thrills, emotions, and unexpected turns of the best roller coasters. I immediately connected with these characters and couldn't wait to see what was around each bend in the track of their story. Take a seat, pull down the safety bar, and settle in, because you are not going to want to get off this ride until you turn that last page. This is a great book!" --Elizabeth LaBan, bestselling author of The Restaurant Critic's Wife, Not Perfect, and Beside Herself

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Husbands and wives. Brothers and sisters. Mothers and daughters. Okay, everybody. Hold on tight.

Davis Winger has it all. A respected engineer who designs roller coasters in theme parks across the country, he is deeply in love with his wife and has a beautiful young daughter and a happy home. Until an accident strikes on one of his rides. Nothing fatal—except to his career. And to his marriage, when a betrayal from his past inadvertently comes to light. In one cosmically bad day, Davis loses it all.

His sister, Molly, is at a crossroads herself. She’s coasting through a dire relationship with an incompatible man-child. And she’s a journalist whose deeply personal columns about mothers and daughters are forcing her to confront the truth about her own mother, who abandoned Molly and Davis years ago and disappeared.

For these two siblings, it’s just a matter of bracing themselves for one turbulent summer in this redemptive and painfully funny family drama about making the best of the sharp turns in life—those we choose to take and those beyond our control.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3860 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (1 January 2020)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07PR9PSK5
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #384 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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