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Author: Michele Young-Stone, Young-Stone Michele Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781622316250
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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.”


  • 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.”


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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.