The Four Corners of the Sky

The Four Corners of the Sky

eBook - 2010
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Twenty years is a long time to be without a father, and for Navy pilot Annie Peregrine-Goode the sky has become a home the earth has never been. So when her father calls out of the blue to ask for a dying wish both absurd and mysterious is the easiest of answers. Until she hears that the reward is the one thing she always wanted. Thus begins an enchanting novel that bursts with energy from the first pages, and sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others or a gift we give ourselves?
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2010
ISBN: 9781402249570
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource (547 p.)


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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

This book was chosen as a nationwide publicity event to promote e-book lending in libraries. I hope the event was a success, but I wish a better novel had been chosen. Malone's writing is passable, and he provides enough plot turns to keep things moving along, but his characters are a bit hollow at times, somewhat overdrawn at others.

Cdnbookworm Jun 12, 2013

This novel tells the story of Annie Peregrine Goode, a young woman driven to fly. Annie was left at the home of her aunt in North Carolina by her con artists father when she was seven. He promised to come back, but only showed up a couple of times briefly in later years. Annie was raised by her aunt Sam and her housemate and friend Clark Goode, a pediatrician. But her father Jack had always told her she was a flyer, and from her first foray into the sky at the age of nine, she knew it was true. She took flying lessons and was accepted at Annapolis and became a pilot for the navy. This much we learn early in the novel as Annie is returning to the family home for her 26th birthday, trying to make it before a storm hits.
But this birthday has much more in store for her, setting Annie off on the journey of her life, on the trail of her father, and his latest escapade which involves danger, federal agents, a persistent Miami vice cop, and Cuban history. Annie only wants to know one thing, who was her mother, the one piece of information her father has consistently withheld from her. But the truth brings so much more for Annie, and changes the course of her life forever.
A story that will bring tears to your eyes, make you laugh out loud, and heave a sigh as the story closes. A story that has romance, thrill, and mystery. A story to thoroughly enjoy.

Jun 05, 2013

Borrowed this e-book for the big library read. Not my usual genre, but a good story. Expected it to be a light fast read, maybe Maeve Binchy type of book, but it was much more involved and kept me interested most of the way through. All the flashbacks meant I had to concentrate a bit to keep the story straight in my head!

The character's names did give away their role in the story though. Goode? Rook? Hart? A bit obvious!

The formatting was a bit disappointing - alignment changing in the middle of blocks of text, large gaps at random, and breaks in the middle of sentences and even words. I tried reading it on an e-reader and a computer but it was the same for both.


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