Searching for Johnny

Searching for Johnny

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
While working on the set of a new film about American bomber pilots, a young woman finds herself thrown back in time to the 1940s where she quickly falls for an American pilot.

McMillan Palgrave
Spanning Wuthering Heights' moors, the Atlanta of a latter-day Scarlett O'Hara, and the urban landscape of present-day America, Searching for Johnny tells the story of a young American flier killed in England during World Ward II, whose legacy is inextricably linked to a chance encounter over fifty years later.

Amanda is a movie producer shooting a film about American fliers on a former bomber base in Yorkshire. One evening she takes a walk along the abandoned runway...and steps into another time. Here she meets Johnny, a captain in the U.S. Eighth Air Force, a warm and intelligent young man who is, in reality, a ghost of the past. During the final month of filming, the near-perfect re-creation of the old base forms a window into another era where Amanda and Johnny continue to find each other and gradually fall in love. Yet when the film is finished, as quickly as Johnny appeared, he disappears forever, leaving Amanda with a string of questions and a heart full of mysterious memories.

Unable to forget her experiences at Yorkshire, Amanda sets off on a journey across America in search of Johnny's identity, in hopes of discovering the long-buried secret that cost him his life. In the course of investigating this young soldier's death, Amanda finds herself contemplating the death of the vintage American spirit.


Blackwell North Amer
Amanda is a movie producer shooting a film about American fliers on a former bomber base in Yorkshire. One evening she takes a walk along the abandoned runway...and steps into another time. Here she meets Johnny, a captain in the U.S. Eighth Air Force, a warm and intelligent young man who is, in reality, a ghost of the past. During the final month of filming, the near-perfect recreation of the old base forms a window into another era where Amanda and Johnny continue to find each other and gradually fall in love. Yet when the film is finished, as quickly as Johnny appeared, he disappears forever, leaving Amanda with a string of questions and a heart full of mysterious memories.
Unable to forget her experiences in Yorkshire, Amanda sets off on a journey across America in search of Johnny's identity, in hopes of discovering the long-buried secret that cost him his life. In the course of investigating this young soldier's death, Amanda finds herself contemplating the death of the vintage American spirit.

Baker
& Taylor

While working on the set of a new film about American bomber pilots, a young woman finds herself thrown back in time to the 1940s where she quickly falls for an American pilot. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Book, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312281847
0312281846
Characteristics: 388 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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