The best Christmas present ever. Thanks Laura!
and thanks to all of you, who will take the time to read it. xx maggie

Laura Stanfill

It takes a lot of courage to write about one’s life.

In her memoir Fly Away Home, Maggie Myklebust tells an honest, heartfelt tale about identity, place and belonging.

Maggie begins at the beginning, with her Norwegian relatives, and then moves into the story of her parents, her birth and her girlhood escapades in New Jersey. Fly Away Home shifts between those two crucial settings, both of which she calls home as her life’s journey zigzags back and forth across the ocean and, along the way, twists into something new and unexpected.

Maggie takes an unflinching approach to narrating her own life, laying emotional moments on the page without sugarcoating them or, conversely, exaggerating them for dramatic effect. The result is a fascinating, feel-good memoir, chock full of insights, surprises, humor and tension. There are so many lovely, quiet moments that speak to the universal journey of growing up and finding…

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About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on December 3, 2012, in writing. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Read it all Maggie, an excellent interview and deserved! Should have already purchased your book, I’m rectifying that now. Hope your holidays with family and friends are all that they should be, Penny xx

  2. Thanks for writing such a great book, Maggie, and for participating n my author interview series. It’s such a pleasure to feature you!

  3. Really nice interview, Maggie. I enjoyed reading your responses.

  4. Just got a copy of your book and look forward to reading it — this sparked my interest in it still more …

  5. Great interview with lots of helpful details, Maggie. Congratulations on the good review, too.

  6. Yes, enjoyed reading the review and interview too.

  7. Very nice interview, now I need to get a copy of your book too! 🙂

  8. Thank you! I really appreciate that 🙂

  9. I loved your responses to the interview questions, Maggie – particularly question 3 😉

  10. Even though I’d read the book, it was nice to understand some more of the background, and about why and how it cam about.

  11. Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award:

    http://clanmother.com/2012/12/06/stars-change-the-world/

    Please accept my kind regards without any obligation. This is my thanks for being an inspiration to me on my blogging journey.

    Rebecca aka Clanmother

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