Flight of Passage

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Flight of Passage

By Rinker Buck

Hyperion Books, Paperback, 9780786883158, 368pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 1998

Writer Rinker Buck looks back more than 30 years to a summer when he and his brother, at ages 15 and 17 respectively, became the youngest duo to fly across America, from New Jersey to California. Having grown up in an aviation family, the two boys bought an old Piper Cub, restored it themselves, and set out on the grand journey. Buck is a great storyteller, and once you get airborne with the boys you find yourself absorbed in a story of adventure and family drama. And Flight of Passage is also an affecting look back to the summer of 1966, when the times seemed much less cynical and adventures much more enjoyable.

About the Author
Rinker Buck began his career in journalism at the "Berkshire Eagle" and was a longtime staff writer for the "Hartford Courant". He has written for "Vanity Fair", "New York", "Life", and many other publications, and his stories have won the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. His books include "Flight of Passage", "First Job", and "Shane Comes Home". He lives in northwest Connecticut.