From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost and Close Your Eyes comes a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faithaa ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Readeras Circle for author chats and more. Alice and her husband, Jake, own a barbecue restaurant in Austin, Texas. Hardworking and popular in their community, they have a loving marriage and thriving business, but Alice still feels that something is missing, lying just beyond reach. Carla is a strong-willed young girl whoas had to grow up fast, acting as caretaker to her six-year-old brother Junior. Years ago, her mother left the family behind in Honduras to make the arduous, illegal journey to Texas. But when Carlaas grandmother dies and violence in the city escalates, Carla takes fate into her own handsaand with Junior, she joins the thousands of children making their way across Mexico to America, facing great peril for the chance at a better life. In this elegant novel, the lives of Alice and Carla will intersect in a profound and surprising way. Poignant and arresting, The Same Sky is about finding courage through struggle, hope amid heartache, and summoning the strengthano matter what dangers awaitato find the place where you belong. Praise for The Same Sky aThe Same Sky is the timeliest book you will read this yearaa wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. This oneas going to haunt me for a long timeaand itas going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of socially conscious fiction.aaJodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time aRiveting, heartrending, and beautifully written, The Same Sky pulled me in on the first page and held my attention all the way to its perfect conclusion. I devoured this book.aaChristina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train aWard is deeply sympathetic to her characters, and this affecting novel is sure to provoke conversations about immigration and adoption.aaThe New York Times Book Review aA deeply affecting look at the contrast between middle-class U.S. life and the brutal reality of Central American children so desperate theyall risk everything.aaPeople aAfter reading The Same Sky, you just might view the world a little differently. And isnat that the goal of all great art?aaBookreporter aEmotionally gripping . . . a novel that brilliantly attaches us to broader perspectives. It is a needed respite from the angry politics surrounding border issues that, instead of dividing us, connects us to our humanity.aaThe Dallas Morning News aIt takes a skilled, compassionate writer to craft an authentic, moving page-turner from a complex social issue like immigration, but Ward nails it.aaGood Housekeeping aPoignant and bittersweet . . . Eyreas wrenching fifth novel is a study in contrasts. . . . Carlaas journey is powerfully rendered and will stick with readers long after they close the book.aaPublishers Weekly aWard writes with great empathy. . . . Earnest and well-told. Heartstrings will be pulled.aaKirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.I devoured this book.aaChristina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train aWard is deeply sympathetic to her characters, and this affecting novel is sure to provoke conversations about immigration and adoption.aaThe New York Times Book ...
|Title||:||The Same Sky|
|Author||:||Amanda Eyre Ward|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2015-01-20|