From the author of the New York Times bestselling All the Bright Places, 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 (Becoming Clementine) 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
JENNIFER NIVEN has written four novels for adults American Blonde, Becoming Clementine, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and Velva Jean Learns to Drive and three nonfiction books The Ice Master, Ada Blackjack, and The Aqua-Net Diaries, a memoir about her high school experiences. The Ice Master was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year by Entertainment Weekly. Ada Blackjack was a Book Sense Top Ten Pick. All the Bright Places, her first book for young adult readers, was a New York Times bestseller; the movie, starring ElleFanning, will be released in 2017. Although she grew up in Indiana, she now lives with her fiance and literary cats in Los Angeles, which remains her favorite place to wander. For more information, visit JenniferNiven.com, GermMagazine.com, or find her on Facebook."