It's June 1993, and Ashley Lake has just been reminded that she is not a lucky person. As a small child, she lost her parents in a plane crash from which she emerged as sole survivor. More recently, as a high school senior, she watched the aunt who raised her succumb to cancer, leaving her to wonder: Am I cursed?
Rocked by her aunt's death, Ash puts plans for a collegiate track and field career on hold and moves to New York City. But even as she settles into life in The City, Ash knows she can't stay forever. Because while it doesn't look like she'll be the next Wilma Rudolph, she still might find an encouraging college coach and welcoming teammates. Possibly, even, the perfect place--or person--to call home.
"Kate Christie has shown with her thought-provoking novel Family Jewels that she is a force to be reckoned with in modern lesbian writing. If her newest book Flight were a meal, I would call it a most delicious serving of slow food--in this case, culinary art for the mind." - Curve magazine