We Never Asked for Wings is filled with references to birds, feathers and flight. Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh found the perfect quote to describe characters who are learning to fly. It comes from Jennifer K. Sweeney’s In Flight:
“The Himalayan legend says there are beautiful white birds that live completely in flight. They are born in the air, must learn to fly before falling and die also in their flying.”
Letty, a young single mother, is faced with having to raise her own children for the first time. Her parents, who have provided love and care for Letty's two children, have gone back to Mexico. Letty doesn't know what it is to be a real mother, and she has to give it her full attention to her new role.
Like many writers, Diffenbaugh says, she was instructed to write what she knows. Like Letty, she had much to learn.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 10, at 2pm or 6pm to discuss this moving book. See you there.