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By Hannah Palmer

within the months prime as much as the delivery of her first baby, Hannah Palmer discovers that every one 3 of her formative years homes were burnt up by way of the growth of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson overseas Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising profession in publishing in her followed Brooklyn, Palmer embarks on a quest to figure out the destiny of her misplaced homes—and of a neighborhood that has been erased via unchecked Southern progress.

Palmer's trip takes her from the ruins of kudzu-covered, airport-owned ghost cities to rigorously preserved cemeteries wedged among the runways; into awkward confrontations with airport planners, builders, or even her personal mom and dad. alongside the way in which, Palmer turns into an novice detective, an city historian, and a mother.

Lyrically chronicling the neglected devastation and wonder alongside the airport’s fringe groups within the culture of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Leslie Jamison, Palmer finds the startling narratives approximately race, strength, and position that proceed to form American cities.

Part memoir, half city heritage, Flight course: A look for My Roots underneath the World's Busiest Airport is a riveting account of 1 younger mother's try at creating a domestic the place there’s little domestic left.

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