Young Man’s Dreams Take Flight, Wing Into Action in Audrey Murphy’s New Novel

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‘Bird’s Flight’ tells narrative of small-town kid making dreams reality in New York City.

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I taught my sons they could become anything they chose to be,” Murphy says. “Every parent should encourage their children to achieve their chosen careers and life goals.

A young man escapes his small-town fate and moves to the modern, free-spirited city of New York in the new, coming-of-age narrativeBird’s Flight” (published by iUniverse) from author Audrey Murphy.

Protagonist Ty Partridge, known to his family and friends as Bird, feels bound by the circumstances of his upbringing. In his small Missouri hometown of Greenstone, there was only one way for a man to live and make a living – working in the coal mines.

Bird befriends Pop, the elderly owner of a local soda fountain shop, who introduces Bird to swing dancing. Bird then realizes that for his life to change, he must pursue his one true passion – dance. Against his family’s wishes and local tradition, Bird decides to move to New York City with Pop’s encouragement.

Bird’s future in New York isn’t all he thought it would be. He quickly finds himself guilt-ridden over the pain he caused his family in Missouri and tormented by a demanding stage career that threatens to destroy his marriage to his wife.

Bird’s narrative reminds readers that not all dreams may be worth pursuing, Murphy says, but that happiness and success can manifest themselves in light of challenges.

“I taught my sons they could become anything they chose to be,” Murphy says. “Every parent should encourage their children to achieve their chosen careers and life goals.”

“Bird’s Flight”
By Audrey Murphy
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781491750971
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781491750964
E-Book | 278 pages | ISBN 9781491750988
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Audrey Murphy is a former teacher with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University. She lives with her husband and two sons in Maryville, Illinois. Readers can learn more about Murphy’s new book, “Bird’s Flight,” at http://www.audreymurphy.com.

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