"On the twentieth anniversary of the World Trade Center attack comes an unflinching novel that explores the tragedy’s aftermath. Forney takes us into the heart and mind of a widow whose husband jumped from a tower to escape the fires. Her life abruptly broken, Erin journeys through hell and back in this fictional account of a loved one left behind. An elegantly written tale that engages a gamut of emotions, this is a powerful debut by a gifted writer."
"Surprising, poignant, hopeful and heartbreakingly honest in the best ways, Paper Airplanes is achingly hard to put down. Tabitha Forney is a literary force."
"This haunting novel captivated me from the beginning. Forney pulled me in with her gorgeous prose and a heroine who made my heart ache. I rarely cry when I read, but Paper Airplanes had me sobbing. This is the kind of book that comes around only once in a lifetime."
"The world changed irreparably in 2001, but most of us knew the events only from a distance. Forney takes us into the searing rupture of that day—and the unstable life that followed—with fortitude and insight, grace and eloquence, reckoning and ultimately peace. A tour de force."
"With depth and empathy, Tabitha Forney navigates the emotional wreckage left by tragedy, exploring questions of fate, self-destruction and ultimately hope. Paper Airplanes is a lovely and moving novel."
"As the Twin Towers fall on September 11th, Erin struggles through a world she neither recognizes nor understands. She begins a journey to find her missing husband and comes to realize that she has lost not only him, but herself. This is a compelling story of destruction and death and the slow process of self-discovery and redemption. It is a beautifully written debut novel that has the courage to face the worst nightmare imaginable, the loss of a great love."
"A gifted blending pulling from fact, personal connections, and fiction to bring a heart-touching story connected to 9/11, an infamous event in America's history that continues to resonate from the national level down to families and individuals."
"Where all the worst pain and suffering in this lifetime meets in a beautiful love story."