The same sky: A Novel

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"From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost and Close Your Eyes comes a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith--a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border. 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 who's 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 Carla's grandmother dies and violence in the city escalates, Carla takes fate into her own hands--and with Junior, she joins the thousands of children making their way across Mexico to America, risking 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 strength--no matter what dangers await--to find the place where you belong. Advance praise for The Same Sky "The Same Sky is the timeliest book you will read this year--a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. When I finished, all I wanted to do was write my congressional representatives and tell them to read it, ASAP. This one's going to haunt me for a long time--and it's going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of socially conscious fiction."--Jodi Picoult "Riveting, heart-rending, 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."--Christina Baker Kline"--
A childless woman seeking to adopt crosses paths with a thirteen-year-old Honduran girl on a dangerous journey into Texas with her brother.
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New York :Ballantine Books,[2015]
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author2-role , "From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost and Close Your Eyes comes a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith--a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border. 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 who's 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 Carla's grandmother dies and violence in the city escalates, Carla takes fate into her own hands--and with Junior, she joins the thousands of children making their way across Mexico to America, risking 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 strength--no matter what dangers await--to find the place where you belong. Advance praise for The Same Sky "The Same Sky is the timeliest book you will read this year--a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. When I finished, all I wanted to do was write my congressional representatives and tell them to read it, ASAP. This one's going to haunt me for a long time--and it's going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of socially conscious fiction."--Jodi Picoult "Riveting, heart-rending, 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."--Christina Baker Kline"--Provided by publisher., "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container., (OCoLC)901545715, 1018035, 1035437, 0553390503, 1490642447, 2014035828, 274 pages ;22 cm, 33021025193316acdficCD FIC WARDcc1564636cd, 33021026865250aficFIC WARDbr1517581af, 33021026865268aficFIC WARDbr1517582af, 33021026865276aficFIC WARDng1517583af, 33021026865292aficFIC WARDwf1517585af, 6 sound discs (7 hr., 15 min.) :digital ;4 3/4 in., 813/.6, 9780553390506 (hardcover : acid-free paper), 9781490642444, A childless woman seeking to adopt crosses paths with a thirteen-year-old Honduran girl on a dangerous journey into Texas with her brother., Alice Conroe is a forty year old Texas barbecue owner who has the perfect life, except she and her husband long for a child. Unable to conceive, she's trying desperately to adopt but her destiny is quickly altered by a young woman she's never met. Fearless thirteen-year-old Carla Trujilio is being raised by her grandmother in Honduras along with her four year old twin brothers. Her mother is sending money home from Texas where she's trying to make a better life for her family, but she only has enough to bring one son to her. When Carla's grandmother dies, Carla decides to take her fate into her own hands and embarks on a dangerous journey across the border with Junior, the twin left behind. Two powerful journeys intersecting at a pivotal moment in time: Alice and Carla's lives will be forever and profoundly changed., Audiobooks., BYVA, C03512Recorded Books, C0BYV, CD FIC WARD, Cabezas, Maria.|Narrator, Compact disc., DLCengDLCrdaNjBwBT, Domestic fiction., Emigration and immigration, FIC WARD, FIC044000FIC019000FIC008000, FICTION / Contemporary Women, FICTION / Contemporary Women., FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological., FICTION / Sagas, FICTION / Sagas., Families, First edition., In container (17 cm.)., Narrated by Maria Cabezas and Thérèse Plummer., New York :Ballantine Books,[2015], PS3623.A725S26 2015, PS3623.A725S26 2015b, Plummer, Thérèse.|Narrator, Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,p2015., RECBXengRECBXOCLCOBYV, Recorded Books, LLC., Recorded BooksRECBrbc90003512, The same sky :a novel /Amanda Eyre Ward., The same skya novel /Amanda Eyre Ward., Title from container., Unabridged., Ward, Amanda Eyre,1972-, n-us-txncho---, pcc, text, unmediated, volume
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