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Anne Turner Coppola creates story of love, courage, self-discovery

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a touching story about a young girl’s struggle to overcome the pain of being adopted

SARASOTA, Fla. – The author Anne Turner Coppola was placed in a foster home at the age of twelve. In “Fly Away Free” (published by Xlibris), she uses her life experiences to create a touching story about a young girl’s struggle to overcome the pain of being adopted.

This is the story of Tessie Farrell, an older woman living in South Florida, who lies down to rest after rescuing a baby osprey from three young boys on her morning walk, and is transported back in time as a young girl growing up on a farm in upstate New York. Devastated to learn she is adopted, and isolated from other children, she creates a fantasy world with the aid of her pet horse, Dolly, and pet geese, Wilbur and Orville. She struggles to understand why she was unwanted by her biological parents, and to gain acceptance by those around her.

“Fly Away Free” is the story of a young girl’s journey to find herself with the help of an older woman who helps her find her way; it is a story of courage, self-discovery and love, and a young girl’s struggle to overcome the pain of being an adopted child.

“Fly Away Free”
By Anne Turner Coppola
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781499049152
Softcover | 6x9 in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781499049169
E-Book | 142 pages | ISBN 9781499049145
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Anne Turner Coppola was born in Redford, N.Y., one of seven children. She was 10 years old when her father died. When she was 12, after her mother was hospitalized, she was placed in a foster home in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where she attended D’Youville Academy, a Catholic school for girls. An academic honors student, she wrote a weekly article for the local newspaper and was valedictorian of her high school senior class. Graduating with honors, she received several scholarships toward her college training. While in college, she met and married her air force husband in 1958. She received her bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany, and her master’s degree from Rutgers University. She taught elementary, middle, and high school students at various schools, as she and her husband made their journey south to Staten Island, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga.; Miami, Fla.; and finally, Sarasota, Fla. After her retirement from teaching, she served as president of her homeowner’s association and as ombudsman for the State of Florida, inspecting nursing homes to ensure quality care for patients. After battling breast cancer for eight years, she died in 2012.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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