We Never Asked for Wings

3.81 based on 9742 ratings & 1427 reviews on Goodreads.com
Mantle

Publication date: 10.09.2015
ISBN: 9781447294498
Number of pages: 320

Synopsis

The international bestseller from the author of The Language of Flowers

How far would you go for your children?

Would you lie for them? Flee with them? Let someone else mother them if you thought they would do a better job?

As a single parent, Letty does everything for her two children - apart from raise them. Being a mother terrifies her more than she can admit, and so she's always let her mother take that role. When Maria Elena ups and leaves, however, Letty has to confront her fears and become the parent she doesn't think she can be.

Even as she tries to give her children a future, Letty's teenage son, Alex, struggles to forgive his mother for choices she made in the past. But he and Letty are not so dissimilar, and both are prepared to risk everything for those they love.

Honest and compelling, We Never Asked for Wings is about family; it's about the decisions we take, the mistakes we make, the people we trust, and, above all, how - and where - we find love.

In the media

Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers
Kirkus Reviews
Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas
People (Book of the Week)
Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas
People (Book of the Week)