The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach

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$19.99  $18.59
Loyola College/Apprentice House
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.68 inches | 0.83 pounds
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About the Author
Jen Dupree is a librarian, freelance editor, and former bookstore owner. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program. Her work has appeared in Front Porch Review, The Masters Review, On the Rusk and other places. She is the winner of the Writer's Digest Fiction Contest for 2017, and both a winner and a finalist for Maine Literary Awards. She lives in Maine with her husband and Portuguese Water Dog, (Pink) Floyd. Find her at

"I was genuinely gripped. This novel has velocity! Velocity and rare pathos. An entertaining, funny, sad, and highly clever book...people will want to read."

- Sarah Braunstein, author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children

"The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach kept me riveted from the book's stunning and dramatic opening scenes to its moving conclusion. Jennifer Dupree's smooth prose and wide-open heart makes this a notable debut novel."

- Aaron Hamburger, author of Faith for Beginners and The View from Stalin's Head

"From its immediately compelling opening to its surprising and satisfying end, The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach is a bold, funny and ultimately moving debut novel."

- Elizabeth Searle, author of Girl Held in Home and Tonya & Nancy: the Rock Opera

"In its first pages, The Miraculous Flight of Owen Leach plunges us into the lives of two very different women whose worlds unexpectedly collide when one acts and the other reacts. The engrossing story that follows unravels the strands of desperation and longing inside these complex characters and exposes the inevitable consequences of their decisions. With stirring and vivid prose, Jennifer Dupree probes complicated and unsettling questions about motherhood and family and forces us to reckon with our own established notions of both. A stunning debut from a writer whose voice will not soon be forgotten."

-- Melanie Brooks, author of Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma