This Bird Has Flown

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Little Brown and Company
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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Boasting one of pop's most beloved voices, Susanna Hoffs graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Art. In 1981 she co-founded The Bangles, with whom she recorded and released a string of chart-topping singles including "Manic Monday," "Walk Like an Egyptian," "Hazy Shade of Winter," and "Eternal Flame" (which she cowrote), before embarking on a critically acclaimed solo career. She also wrote, recorded music for, and appeared in the Austin Powers movies, and played herself on Season 1 of "The Gilmore Girls." This Bird Has Flown is her first novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, filmmaker Jay Roach.
"In this sexy, page-turning treat of a debut novel, Susanna Hoffs writes as engagingly as she sings."
--Helen Fielding, author of the bestselling phenomenon Bridget Jones's Diary
"This Bird has Flown is a blast of pure pleasure, an addictive medley of music, romance, secrets, and sex. Susanna Hoffs' captivating first novel is part British romcom, part Jane Eyre, and one hundred percent enjoyable."--Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Fletcher and Tracy Flick Can't Win
"A tender, funny, love story wrapped in a guitar-jamming rock-and-roll cloak. I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a long, long time."--Jessica Anya Blau, author of Mary Jane
"A little bit romance, a little bit rock-and-roll--this isn't just a book, it's a love song, and it should come as no surprise that Susanna Hoffs has crafted the perfect one to put on your playlist."--Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners
"What a treat, and a pleasure, to find out that Susanna Hoffs can tell a story filled with characters as engaging as her song lyrics, who come alive to crack you up and break your heart, and tell it with all the confidence you would expect from a seasoned explorer of the depths of love, music, and life."--Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of A Really Good Day
"Elegant, thoughtful, and ever-so-sexy, This Bird Has Flown will stay in your mind--in your heart--like a favorite song."--Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs
"Hoffs write with a snappy wit that recalls rom-com favorites like Bridget Jones's Diary . . . A fun read that's perfect for lovers of pop music, classic books, and romantic comedies."--Kirkus Reviews
"This book is a blast. It satisfied the part of me that loves a hot rock-and-roll romance, with Vegas adventures and sold out concerts and lots of champagne, as well as the part of me that loves a tender love story with an Oxford professor, with slow airplane kisses, drives in the British countryside and long talks over tea. It's about art and new beginnings and love and friendship and regrets and fear and taking risks, and it's such a fun read."--Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of Drunk on Love
"Hoffs brings her knowledge of the music scene to this lively, spicy love story. Jane is an appealing character whose creative and emotional journeys are relatable and entertaining, and readers will enjoy watching her come into her own after years of struggle and self-doubt. Fans of Emma Brodie's Songs in Ursa Major will want to take a look."--Booklist
"Centered on a heartbroken one-hit wonder hoping for a comeback, this romantic comedy from Bangles front woman Susanna Hoffs is the literary equivalent of power pop with soul."--Shelf Awareness
"Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs demonstrates her range. . . . Hoffs hits the familiar beats of romantic comedy with such panache and gusto, every note feels fresh. Clutch your pearls as Jane swears, boozes, masturbates and indulges, but just try to measure the size of her heart with any ordinary ruler. Ditto the writing. There is not a spare, bare sentence to be found. Instead, the pages are packed with wit and sly allusion and dialogue that strikes the ear just so."--Beatriz Williams, New York Times Book Review
"A clever and entertaining debut novel about the nagging ambivalence of love, missed connections and the transcendent power of a great two-minute pop song. . . . Hoffs spins the gears of her antic narrative with sharp, sardonic wit and an insider's feel for the mixed blessings of pop fame and a fickle public. But just as the wheels start to fall off, grace arrives . . . such is the power of music; it can give us the key to ourselves at those times when we need it the most. Hoffs understands this acutely, which is why This Bird Has Flown rings so true. Read it with the radio on."--Los Angeles Times
"Hoffs' immense writing talent isn't just confined to songs. . . .This Bird Has Flown is a love story, a sweet and tender romance, but not just one between Jane and Tom -- it's Hoffs' valentine to music."--NPR
"Irresistible." --E! News