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Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell
  

Under This Unbroken Sky

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February 2010 Debut of the Month.

If I had a star choice for the month this would be it. It is a devastating, powerful tale of poverty, endurance, jealousy, hardship and sadness, set in 1938 amongst Ukrainian immigrants trying to carve out a life for themselves in the Canadian wilderness. It ends up setting family members against each other in a story that fair hits you in the stomach. A must read.

Comparison: John Steinbeck, Leif Enger (Peace Like a River), Alistair Macleod (No Great Mischief).

If you like Shandi Mitchell you might also like to read books by Amanda Coplin.

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Synopsis

Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

Spring, 1938. Teodor returns home after nearly two years spent in prison for the crime of trying to feed his children. Now, he and his family are determined not only to survive, but to build a better life for themselves. But it is not just the unrelenting landscape that Teodor must fight against. His sister's husband has an unforgivable plan that threatens to take everything away from them. Nearly all is lost when a brother is pitted against a sister, and a mother against her child, with dramatic and heartbreaking consequences.

Reviews

This heartbreaking debut unpacks a thorny family tragedy framed against a beautiful and unrelenting landscape. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * an epic piece of storytelling * WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY *


About the Author

Shandi Mitchell

Shandi Mitchell spent her childhood on a military base in the Prairies but now makes her home on the East Coast of Canada. Her award-winning films have been featured at festivals across North America, and Under This Unbroken Sky is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th February 2010

Author

Shandi Mitchell

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Author's Website

www.shandimitchell.com/_

Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Family Drama
Historical Fiction
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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780753826621

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