Author Pens Story of Adopted Girl Finding Herself in Children’s Novel
Anne Turner Coppola tackles the difficult question of, “Did my birth parents not want me?”
‘Fly Away Free’ is the story of Tessie Farrell, an adopted, only child growing up on a dairy farm in northern New York, along the Saint Lawrence River, and her journey to discover the reasons and circumstances surrounding her adoption.
When a little girl finds out she is adopted, she undertakes a lifelong journey of courage, love, and acceptance as she finds herself in Anne Coppola’s “Fly Away Free”.
“Fly Away Free” is the story of Tessie Farrell, an adopted, only child growing up on a dairy farm in northern New York, along the Saint Lawrence River, and her journey to discover the reasons and circumstances surrounding her adoption.
The story begins when Tessie, now an older woman, takes her morning walk on Miami Beach and encounters three young boys who have raided an osprey nest. After rescuing one of the baby ospreys, she takes it home to care for it. Exhausted from the morning’s activities, she lies down to rest, and is taken back in time, to the moment her parents explained to her that she was adopted. She struggles to accept this, and in her isolation from her classmates, she creates her own fantasy world with her pet horse and later, with two pet geese she raises from hatchlings. As she roams her fantasy world, she meets an older woman who plays a very important role in helping her find herself as she learns to accept who she is, and to find acceptance with those around her.
“Fly Away Free” is not just a typical children’s novel, but a story of true love and relationships. Readers will find themselves sympathizing with Tessie as she comes to grips with who she is, and with adoptive parents, who struggle to explain how their love for Tessie transcends biology. This novel will definitely capture the hearts of young and the young-at-heart.
“Fly Away Free”
By: Anne Turner Coppola (http://www.annetcoppola.com/)
Softcover | 142 pages | ISBN 9781499049169
Hardcover | 142 pages | ISBN 9781499049152
E-book | 142 pages | ISBN 9781499049145
Available at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com
About the Author
Anne Turner Coppola was born in Redford, New York, one of seven children. After the death of her father, and her mother’s hospitalization, she was placed in a foster home, where she attended D’Youville Academy, a Catholic school for girls. An academic honors student, she wrote a weekly article for the local newspaper and was valedictorian of her high school class. She received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and her master’s from Rutgers University. After battling breast cancer for eight years, she died in 2012. Following her death, her husband, John, discovered three manuscripts she had written in 1993. Believing they would have a strong appeal to pre- and early teens, he had them published. In addition to “Fly Away Free”, Anne also wrote “The Last Panther”, and “The Ghost of the Dunes”, which also are available.
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