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The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey 0062064231 9780062064233
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The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

“[A] brilliantly paced contemporary adventure…”|“Livesey delivers a suspenseful, curl-up-by-the-fire romance with a willfully determined protagonist who’s worthy of her literary role model.”|“Absorbing….Ms. Livesey writes lovely, understated prose…[her] treks through the novel’s pleasing natural landscapes…are almost as engaging as her navigation of Gemma’s restless psyche.”|“With The Flight of Gemma Hardy, you sense that youo’re in the hands of a master storyteller - and that, quite possibly, Bront herself would have approved.”|“Livesey has pulled off the near-impossible task that the homage begs an author to do: create an original, fresh work that shines in its own light, while bringing an established, esteemed work to the attention of new readers, and showing off previously unseen facets to its fans….”|“A riveting story of self-actualization….Readers can take considerable delight in following Livesey’s re-creation of Bront‘s plot turns, and Livesey often succeeds in improving on the original….A pleasure…”|“In <i>The Flight of Gemma Hardy</i>, Margot Livesey offers a new telling of <i>Jane Eyre</i>, for which no contemporary writer is better suited. As always, Livesey’s prose is a garden of pleasures: precision here, lyricism there, wit and compassionate insight throughout.”|A brilliantly paced contemporary adventure about a headstrong orphans struggle to claim a place for her generous heart in a secret-laden, sometimes loveless world. (Lisa Shea, Elle|“In this modern day retelling of Jane Eyre - trade horses for private jets - novelist Margot Livesey pays homage to Bront‘s literary classic.”|“Entertaining….Livesey delivers a suspenseful, curl-up-by-the-fire romance with a willfully determined protagonist who’s worthy of her literary role model.”|“A novel that transports the reader into a gripping, affecting and ultimately healing world….Livesey has created a story of flight, but in that flight, Gemma not only flees but also eventually soars.”|“Enchanting….the beautifully melancholic and wholly transporting story of one courageous girl searching for her place in a changing world.”|“A delight....Livesey is a lovely, fluid writer.”|“A brilliantly paced contemporary adventure about a headstrong orphan’s struggle to claim a place for her generous heart in a secret-laden, sometimes loveless world.”|“<i>The Flight of Gemma Hardy</i> is an inventive re-imagining of Jane Eyre; the feisty Gemma is a delightful character in her own right, and it was a pleasure to follow her adventures.”|“[A] cunning adaptation...”|“Evocative….Margot Livesey infuses every sentence of her novel not only with Gemma’s quite compelling personality, but also with the details of the world she inhabits…..Her sharply observed, firmly grounded narrative transforms a classic tale into a story - and a place - all its own.”|“Scottish-born author Margot Livesey brings the country of her birth to blazing life in the thoroughly winning The Flight of Gemma Hardy. A delicious updating of Jane Eyre to the mid-20th century…“|“Inspired by Jane Eyre, Livesey (The House on Fortune Street) offers vibrant prose and a feisty heroine in her fascinating sixth novel…. Captivating and moving, this book is a wonderful addition to Livesey’s body of work.”|“Livesey follows Bront‘s form, but so convincingly does she create her own character’s life and surroundings that the original soon recedes, its story a beloved, familiar body dressed in an entirely new and vibrant wardrobe.”|“[An] original slant on a classic story…. Within the classic framework, Livesey molds a thoroughly modern character who learns to expect the best of herself and to forgive the missteps of others. The author has a gift for creating atmosphere.”|“The talented Livesey updates Jane Eyre…taking care to home in on the elements of this classic story that so resonate with readers…. Despite readers’ familiarity with the story line, they will be held rapt…. A sure bet for both book clubs and Bronte fans.”|“Enchanting, from the first page to the last. Reading The Flight of Gemma Hardy reminded me of that way we fall into certain novels when we’re younger, with utter absorption and concentration, the outside world disappearing entirely as the spell of a fictional world takes hold.”|“The portrait of a delicate, iron-willed girl, an orphan and a heroine in the grand tradition…. Here as in all of Livesey’s novels, the real treasure is her gift for exploring the unreduced human psyche with all its radiant contradictions, mercurial insights, and desperate generosities.”|“Jane Eyre gets a terrific modern makeover….Livesey works some sort of magic in The Flight of Gemma Hardy, which is too entertaining to be superfluous, too wise in its understanding of human nature to be a mere retread.”|“Poignantly narrated…. Nicely, touchingly done, and the familiar story exerts its reliably magnetic pull.”|“The fabulous Margot Livesey has written a book steeped in remote landscapes, secret histories, and great love. Orphan Gemma is a modern day Jane Eyre, thoroughly engaging and bracingly unsentimental. The prose is meticulous, the tale transporting. Trust me, you will love this book.”|“Readers…will appreciate Livesey’s smooth and lucid prose. She’s a fine storyteller who can maintain the antique flavor of her tale with far simpler sentences and an updated vocabulary.”|“Marvelous....Gemma Hardy is one of those page turners in which you occasionally have to wrest yourself away from the plot to admire the language.”|<i>The Flight of Gemma Hardy</i>is an inventive re-imagining of Jane Eyre; the feisty Gemma is a delightful character in her own right, and it was a pleasure to follow her adventures.(Audrey Niffenegger, author of<i>The Time Travellers Wife</i>and<i>Her Fearful Symmetry</i

Author: Margot Livesey

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 480

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 2012-06-26

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ISBN: 0062064231


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