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A spellbinding story about a family of women separated by oceans, generations, and war but connected by something much greater—the gift of wings

Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with a pair of wings molded to her back. Considered a birth defect, her wings were surgically removed, leaving only the ghost of them behind. Growing up in Los Vientos, Florida, Prudence meets her long-estranged Lithuanian grandfather and discovers a miraculous lineage beating and pulsing with past Lithuanian bird-women.

Above Us Only Sky is the story of Prudence and the Vilkas women as the novel spans centuries. Most of all, it is a story of mutual understanding between the old and young; a story of survival, and, most importantly, a story about where we belong in the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Charming…Imaginative and vivid storytelling.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Young-Stone has written a novel that’s both fanciful and brutally realistic, soaring as it does between angelic beings and heartless dictators. From America to Lithuania, from past to present, this is a heart-wrenching tale for literary fiction fans and particularly for readers interested in World War II.”

    Library Journal

  • “A gripping, heartwarming tale that affirms the strength of family connections despite tragedy, time and separation.”

    BookPage

  • Above Us Only Sky is a raw, beautiful, unforgettable book that folds unfathomable horrors and unfathomable love into a story of incredible power…a story so brilliantly simple and deeply moving, you’ll forget you are reading a book. This story shook me to my core, and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to experience it.”

    Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine

  • “Rich with themes of love and loss. Young-Stone has spun a beautiful tale on the cusp of magical realism, but with 100 percent pure magical prose.”

    Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

  • “The beautiful prose in Michele Young-Stone’s Above Us Only Sky flies off the page. A stirring meditation on resilience, the ties that bind us to our past, and what it means to have wings.”

    Tracy Guzeman, author of The Gravity of Birds

  • “Narrator Cassandra Campbell demonstrates her prodigious talent for voices and accents in Young-Stone’s intergenerational story of magic, family, and survival.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author
Author Michele Young-Stone

Michele Young-Stone is the author of the novels Above Us Only Sky and The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, which the Boston Globe called “an exceptionally rich and sure-handed debut.” She lives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and son.