Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World's Busiest Airport
This is also a tale of how one Southern couple from just this side of the wrong side of the tracks got out of town and headed for the bright lights and other attractions of the New York City area. Eventually, living th ...more
It was fascinating to learn about entire towns on Atlanta's s ...more
I really enjoyed this memoir. Now that I've reached middle age, I find myself reading more memoirs like this one about childhood, family, and the power of place. I was also drawn to this book because the organizing prin ...more
Beautifully written... I enjoyed every minut ...more
It is the reading selection for the book club at Read It Again. When I saw it, I groaned. I do not particularly like to read non-fiction. After the first few pages, I was telling myself that I really did not want to read this book.
I persisted and enjoyed it tremendously. It was a walk through Atlanta history interspersed with anecdotes from the author's life.
There were time when I could not put it down.
Hannah Palmer - you won me over!!!!
Returning to Atlanta after four years spent living in New York City, Hannah Palmer discovered that her three childhood homes had been eaten up by the sprawl of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The new mom-to-be set out to discover how and when the airport happened to her houses, and what she learned became the basis for her first memoir, Flight Path: A Search for Roots beneath the World's Busiest Airport.
Palmer's memoir never feels as if it reaches her desired altitude. Half...more
There's no shortage of conversations about the tension of gentrification and revitalization in Atlanta, but none of them seem to touch the area around the airport. It was cool to see a book on this area