This Bird Has Flown

Susanna Hoffs

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This Bird Has Flown by Hoffs, Susanna
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This delightfully funny and steamy debut novel about music, fate, and love--from beloved songwriter and Bangles co-founder Susanna Hoffs--is "a total knockout" and "the smart, ferocious rock-star redemption romance you didn't know you needed" (New York Times Book Review).

"This isn't just a book, it's a love song, and it should come as no surprise that Susanna Hoffs has crafted the perfect one to put on your playlist." ―Christina Lauren

"A sweet and tender romance--and a valentine to music." --NPR

"This book is a blast . . . about art and new beginnings and love and friendship and taking risks, it's such a fun read." ―Jasmine Guillory

Jane Start is thirty-three, broke, and recently single. Ten years prior, she had a hit song--written by world-famous superstar Jonesy--but Jane hasn't had a breakout since. Now she's living out of four garbage bags at her parents' house, reduced to performing to Karaoke tracks in Las Vegas. Rock bottom.

But when her longtime manager Pippa sends Jane to London to regroup, she's seated next to an intriguing stranger on the flight--the other Tom Hardy, an elegantly handsome Oxford professor of literature. Jane is instantly smitten by Tom, and soon, truly inspired. But it's not Jane's past alone that haunts her second chance at stardom, and at love. Is Tom all that he seems? And can Jane emerge from the shadow of Jonesy's earlier hit, and into the light of her own?

In turns deeply sexy, riotously funny, and utterly joyful, This Bird Has Flown explores love, passion, and the ghosts of our past, and offers a glimpse inside the music business that could only come from beloved songwriter Susanna Hoffs.

"Clever and entertaining . . . with an insider's feel for the mixed blessings of pop fame​." --Los Angeles Times

"Part British romcom, part Jane Eyre, and one hundred percent enjoyable." --Tom Perrotta

"In this sexy, page-turning treat, Susanna Hoffs writes as engagingly as she sings." --Helen Fielding

Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 04/04/2023
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.2lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780316409315


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/09/2023
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2023
Booklist 03/01/2023 pg. 27
Library Journal 03/10/2023 pg. 1
Shelf Awareness 04/07/2023

About the Author
Boasting one of pop's most beloved voices, Susanna Hoffs graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Art. In 1981 she co-founded The Bangles, with whom she recorded and released a string of chart-topping singles including "Manic Monday," "Walk Like an Egyptian," "Hazy Shade of Winter," and "Eternal Flame" (which she cowrote), before embarking on a critically acclaimed solo career. She also wrote, recorded music for, and appeared in the Austin Powers movies, and played herself on Season 1 of "The Gilmore Girls." This Bird Has Flown is her first novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, filmmaker Jay Roach.