Heart Like a Wing


Heart Like a Wing

by Dan Paxton Dunaway


  • September 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-55380-476-5
  • ebook ISBN: 978-1-55380-477-2
  • PDF ISBN: 978-1-55380-478-9
  • 6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 240 pages
  • Young Reader Novel – Ages 15 and Up

Haunted by nightmares and disfigured by a mysterious scar, Briony is an orphan who knows nothing about her past. Her journey of discovery begins when an elderly couple, Dagget and Moll, adopt her and take her home to the remote northern town of Crowsbeak, Saskatchewan. An outcast at school, Briony finds her calling in the skies with Dagget in his legendary Norseman bush plane. He teaches her to fly over vast forests of spruce, delivering freight to fire camps and Cree communities nestled among the myriad lakes. Here she finds she has First Nations roots, and the truth behind her scar finally becomes clear. With both their lives at a turning point, Briony embraces the ultimate challenge: a perilous flight with Dag in the Norseman across the Arctic and over the Greenland ice sheet to Scotland that will demand all her skill and courage.

“This attention-grabbing novel takes the reader deep into the Canadian north — alongside an orphan girl who finds herself when she learns to fly a bush plane.”
—Ann Walsh, author of the Barkerville Mystery series