We now offer Curbside Plus Services. Bookdrops remain open but buildings are closed. Returned items are quarantined for 6 days before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

The last pilot: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2015.
Language:
English
Description

"Harrison sat very still. On the screen was the surface of the moon."

Jim Harrison is a test pilot in the United States Air Force, one of the exalted few. He spends his days cheating death in the skies above the Mojave Desert and his nights at his friend Pancho's bar, often with his wife, Grace. She and Harrison are secretly desperate for a child-and when, against all odds, Grace learns that she is pregnant, the two are overcome with joy.

While America becomes swept up in the fervor of the Space Race, Harrison turns his attention home, passing up the chance to become an astronaut to welcome his daughter, Florence, into the world. Together, he and Grace confront the thrills and challenges of raising a child head-on. Fatherhood is different than flying planes-less controlled, more anxious-however the pleasures of watching Florence grow are incomparable. But when his family is faced with a sudden and inexplicable tragedy, Harrison's instincts as a father and a pilot are put to test. As a pilot, he feels compelled to lead them through it-and as a father, he fears that he has fallen short.

The aftermath will haunt the Harrisons and strain their marriage as Jim struggles under the weight of his decisions. Beginning when the dust of the Second World War has only just begun to settle and rushing onward into the Sixties, Benjamin Johncock traces the path of this young couple as they are uprooted by events much larger than themselves. The turns the Harrisons take together are at once astonishing and recognizable; their journey, both frightening and full of hope. Set against the backdrop of one of the most emotionally charged periods in American history, The Last Pilot is a mesmerizing debut novel of loss and finding courage in the face of it from an extraordinary new talent.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781250066640
9781250066657
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID27045083-0b1c-3bdb-38fc-92c5a8d5dd21
Grouping Titlelast pilot
Grouping Authorbenjamin johncock
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-25 04:16:53AM
Last Indexed2020-09-25 04:43:29AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorJohncock, Benjamin.
author2-rolecloudLibrary
author_displayJohncock, Benjamin
available_at_aacplLinthicum Library
Mountain Road Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_aacplADULT
CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacplLinthicum Library - Adult Fiction
Mountain Road Library - Adult Fiction
Online
Online OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionA U.S. Air Force test pilot passes up the chance to become an astronaut after his wife gets pregnant against all odds, and as fatherhood consumes him, a sudden tragedy puts his instincts as a father and as a pilot to the test.
format_aacplBook
eBook
format_category_aacplBooks
eBook
id27045083-0b1c-3bdb-38fc-92c5a8d5dd21
isbn9781250066640
9781250066657
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a121514731997089178172Mountain Road Library - Adult FictionFICTION (J)1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 05, 2020MTR
ils:a121514731997089178164Linthicum Library - Adult FictionFICTION (J)1falsefalseOn ShelfFeb 03, 2020LIN
external_econtent:ils:a16312271631227-1001OnlineCLOUD LIBRARYeBookeBook1falsetrueCLOUD LIBRARYhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-fv1m9r9Available OnlineZ-ELIBRARY
overdrive:38cfbaf8-26a2-4b0d-a670-9723f9b2d45e1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_aacplAdult General Fiction
Electronic Book
last_indexed2020-09-25T08:43:29.66Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacplCLOUD LIBRARY
FICTION (J)
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplLinthicum Library
Mountain Road Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9781250066640
publishDate2015
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1215147BookBooksEnglishPicador, 2015.301 pages ; 22 cm
external_econtent:ils:a1631227eBookeBookEnglishPicador, 2015.320 p.
ils:a1631227eBookeBookEnglishPicador, 2015.320 p.
overdrive:38cfbaf8-26a2-4b0d-a670-9723f9b2d45eeBookeBookEnglishPicador2015
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a121514731997089178172On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a121514731997089178164On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
external_econtent:ils:a16312271631227-1001Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:38cfbaf8-26a2-4b0d-a670-9723f9b2d45e1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetAction and adventure fiction
Adventure fiction
Astronauts -- Fiction
Children -- Death -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Historical -- FICTION
Literary -- FICTION
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
title_displayThe last pilot : a novel
title_fullThe Last Pilot A Novel
The Last Pilot A Novel [eBook] Johncock, Benjamin.
The last pilot : a novel / Benjamin Johncock
title_shortThe last pilot
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAstronauts
Children
Death
Fiction
Historical
Historical Fiction
Literary
Literature
Loss (Psychology)