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Into the Blue A Father's Flight and a Daughter's Return

Edsall, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0312321422 / ISBN 13: 9780312321420
Published by St. Martin's Griffin, 1-15, 2005
Used Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Title: Into the Blue A Father's Flight and a ...

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin, 1-15

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

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The Chicago Sun Times praises "Into the Blue is Susan Edsall's fascinating chronicle of the fight to get her father back into his beloved Big engagingly readable testament to an everyday courage....Salted with hilarious memories of Edsall family life, peppered with touching reminiscences of flight with her father, [Edsall] mixes the positive with the painful until it's not only palatable but also poignant."

Three years ago, Susan Edsall's father, a rebuilder and pilot of antique airplanes, suffered a devastating stroke that left him unable to read, write, speak, tell time, understand the alphabet---or fly. The doctors told Susan the best her family could hope for was that he would learn to play checkers. Susan knew if her dad couldn't fly, he'd just as soon not breathe, so she chose another path. Battling the pessimistic conclusion of the experts---and her own looming fears---she and her sister, Sharon, aka the Blister Sisters, decided to take matters into their own hands. With no medical training but double doses of determination, they bushwhacked their own rehab program and got their father back behind the controls of his beloved open-cockpit biplane and into the air.

Susan Edsall's Into the Blue is a powerful family memoir about two feisty sisters from Montana who bring their father back to life---and discover themselves in the process. Inspiring, gritty, and often hilarious, it's also the story of anyone who has ever fought back from a dire prognosis to pursue a cherished dream.

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"Beautiful, funny, uplifting...a story of miraculous recovery..."
- Martha Beck, author of Expecting Adam

"Into the Blue is an inspiring true story of love, courage and triumph. As Edsall brilliantly relates, life's toughest battles don't take place on a battlefield."
- Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Liberty and Liars and Thieves

"A thrilling book in a thrilling voice-which is a rare and wonderful combination."
- Phyllis Theroux, author of Giovanni's Light and The Book of Eulogies

"A moving account of the stubborn heroism of the everyday, and an honest, absorbing chronicle of the tough, often hilarious process necessary to get a family airborne."
- Tim Brookes, author of Signs of Life and NPR commentator

"Into the Blue invites us into the community of family and friends who shoulder a fallen man's burden of dignity and independence and return it to him whole. A tribute to courage and determination and an example of what can happen when we refuse to settle for less."
- Judy Blunt, author of Breaking Clean

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