Released on 27 August 2015.

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We Never Asked for Wings

3.82 based on 12142 ratings & 1689 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Everyone makes mistakes...
Letty was going to go places. She was going to be someone. Then she got pregnant, and her plans changed.
Now she's a single parent with two children she's convinced she can't care for, a dead-end job she's struggling to keep, a home in a half forgotten part of town, and no prospect of anything changing any time soon.
Determined to give her children a better future, she takes a decision that may change all their lives.
But perhaps she's not quite done making mistakes. And her son, Alex, may be about to make one of his own - because, sometimes, the biggest mistakes we make are when we're prepared to risk everything for those we love.

In the media

Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas
People (Book of the Week)
This poignant story will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page. . . . Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children
RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
Diffenbaugh is a storyteller of the highest order: her simple but poetic prose makes even this most classically American story sing with a special kind of vulnerable beauty
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