Author: Lilian

Lilian Nattel is the author of Girl at the Edge of Sky, Web of Angels, The Singing Fire, and The River Midnight. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a tall narrow house with a pair of teenagers and a chef-master intellectual.

Drawn to Lily’s Life

Lilian Nattel felt drawn to Lily Litvyak the moment she heard of her. It was in the early 2000s when Nattel’s husband first came across Litvyak’s story online: she was a golden-haired Soviet fighter pilot whose plane was shot down behind German lines in 1943. After that, nobody knows what happened to her. With so little information about her on…

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Mysterious Female Pilot Comes to Life

Nattel has said that Girl At the Edge of Sky took all her “skill in research and writing craft to bring to life this fictionalized story based on the real (Second) World War female fighter pilot.” Given that her skill is considerable and her craft formidable, the readers are the great beneficiaries. Lily Litvyak does indeed come to full animated…

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