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A novel - inspired by the most celebrated regiment in the Red Army - about a woman's sacrifice, courage, and love in a time of war.Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband - a sensitive artist who fears for her safety - can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.After years of arduous training, Katya is assigned to the 588th Night Bomber Regiment - one of the only Soviet air units composed entirely of women. The Germans quickly learn to fear nocturnal raids by the daring fliers they call "Night Witches.



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Aimie K Runyan

Aimie K. Runyan writes to celebrate history's unsung heroines. She has written five historical novels, including the internationally bestselling DAUGHTERS O THE NIGHT SKY. Her most recent novel, GIRLS ON THE LINE is a Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice for February 2019. She was a finalist for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer of the Year award and Colorado Book Award in 2019 and is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award again in 2020. Her fifth novel, ACROSS THE WINDING RIVER releases in August of 2020. Aimie is active as an educator and speaker in the writing community and beyond. She lives in Colorado with her two (usually) adorable children. To learn more about Aimie, please visit www.aimiekrunyan.com.



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