Alan Hlad
Alan Hlad
 
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I’ve always been fascinated by homing pigeons, and Alan Hlad makes these amazing birds and their trainers shine in The Long Flight Home—a sweeping tale full of romance and espionage, poignant sacrifice and missed chances, uncommon courage and the ongoing costs of war. A compelling debut told with conviction and great heart.
— Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Love and Ruin
Based on true events, The Long Flight Home has everything I love in a novel—the sense of discovery, the epic drama of a life-or-death situation, and the soaring sense of hope gained from the depths of despair. It’s a gorgeous, impressive first novel by a hugely talented author.
— Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author
Tense, heartwarming and life affirming, The Long Flight Home gives a fresh slant on heroism in WWII.
— Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of In Farleigh Field, The Tuscan Child and the Royal Spyness novels
Ollie’s attempts to escape from France are gripping, and Hlad adeptly drives home the devastating civilian cost of the war.
— Booklist
Inspired by fascinating, true, yet little-known events during World War II, The Long Flight Home is a testament to the power of courage in our darkest hours; a moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice.
— David Cully, President of Baker & Taylor
 
 

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Alan Hlad is a corporate executive turned writer. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Literary Cleveland, and the Akron Writers' Group. Alan lives in Ohio with his wife and children. The Long Flight Home is his first novel. You can find him online at alanhlad.com, Facebook.com/AuthorAlanHlad and on Instagram @AlanHlad.