This week on RealGoodWords Jennie Shortridge and her new novel "When She Flew," the story of an Iraq vet who is raising his child in the wild and a policewoman that risks her reputation to help them. And Masha Hamilton and her new novel "31 Hours" about a 21 year old man who hasn't contacted his family in weeks - it is uncovered that he's been trained in Pakistan and converted to Islam to carry out a mission. Also an essay from local writer Nathan Bergstedt. RealGoodWords on KAXE - every Wednesday night from 6-7 with Heidi Holtan. Also heard Sunday mornings from 9-10.