Book Discussion Group (Jan. 2021)
January 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar (January 2021)
AAUW Honolulu’s Book Discussion Group has chosen The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar as its first selection for 2021. Join us for a delightful evening of discussing these amazing women flight instructors who were instrumental to America’s World War II effort. (Please note that the author will not be at the event.)
1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe.
To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and—when James goes missing in action—give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear.
WHEN: January 19, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
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