Enjoy shopping with us any way you choose! ONLINE, IN STORE, or BY PHONE.

Learn more

The Falling Woman: A Novel

The Falling Woman: A Novel cover

The Falling Woman: A Novel

$ 26.95
Add to Wish List
Out of Stock In Store (Click to Order)

“This is the kind of novel I like best . . . Great writing, great plotting, and a thoughtful plumbing of what makes us human.” —B. A. Shapiro, bestselling author of The Art Forger and The Collector’s Apprentice

First, it’s just a barely believable rumor: one person may have survived the midair explosion of a passenger jet on a cross-country course from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. But soon she becomes a national media sensation when “the Falling Woman,” as the press dubs her, is said to have been taken to a Wichita hospital—and then to have disappeared without a trace.

As a dedicated National Transportation Safety Bureau agent joins the search for clues, he becomes drawn into the woman’s moving and personal fight to keep secret the story of her survival, even from her own family, and possibly at risk to his own career. 

The Falling Woman is a novel that asks compelling and controversial questions about the value of life and what should be sacrificed in the name of love.

Richard Farrell is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former pilot who holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Hunger Mountain, upstreet, New Plains Review, Potomac Review, Descant, and elsewhere. Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, he teaches creative writing at Grossmont College in San Diego, where he lives with his wife and two children. This is his first novel.

ISBN: 9781616208578

ISBN-10: 9781616208578

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 06/23/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/23/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 336


Fiction / Psychological

Fiction / Disaster

Fiction / Action & Adventure

More by Richard Farrell

  • Pre-Order Now Badge
    The Falling Woman: A Novel Cover Image
  • Pre-Order Now Badge
  • Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research Cover Image
  • The Falling Woman Cover Image
  • Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research Cover Image
  • The Falling Woman: A Novel Cover Image
  • Tovar Cover Image
  • Paddle Shots: A River Pretty Anthology, Vol. 2 Cover Image
  • Growing Up Irish: - A Collection of Short Stories - Cover Image