True-to-Life Debuts From Two Authors

Detail from the cover of Kim Ponders' novel 'The Art of Uncontrolled Flight'.

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The novel The Art of Uncontrolled Flight, by Kim Ponders, relates the efforts of a woman making her way as an Air Force pilot during the first Gulf War. Ponders was herself a pilot herself in the conflict.

And Nicole Lea Helget's memoir The Summer of Ordinary Ways is the tale of growing up on a Minnesota farm in the 1980s. Despite the bucolic setting, Helget's life was marked by bouts of violence and instability.

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