Title: Velva Jean Learns to Fly
Author: Jennifer Niven
Details: Paperback, 416 pgs.
Published: August 30th, 2011 by Plume
Reading Level: Adult (though works as a crossover YA since the MC is quite young and there’s no inappropriate material.)
After Pearl Harbor, Velva Jean signs up for service and gets her wings, risking her life-and her heart.Velva Jean Hart, the fiercely independent heroine of Jennifer Niven’s spectacular debut novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, returns in a captivating adventure that literally sends her soaring. Bristling at the limitations faced by a woman in rural Appalachia and fuelled by the memory of her late Mama telling her to “live out there,” Velva Jean hits the road to pursue her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after a string of auditions, she begins to lose hope- until her brother pays her a surprise visit and treats Velva Jean to a flying lesson that ignites a brand-new dream: to become a female pilot. Funny, poignant, and utterly unforgettable, Velva Jean Learns to Fly will have fans cheering all over again.