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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, 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 and hope amid heartache and summoning the strength—no matter what dangers await—to find the place where you belong.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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. 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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of House Rules

  • “Eyre’s wrenching fifth novel is a study in contrasts between a middle-class woman in Texas and a young girl in Honduras…Poignant and bittersweet…Carla’s journey is powerfully rendered and will stick with readers long after they close the book.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This nuanced story about an eleven-year-old Honduran girl captures the fear—and incredible courage—that compels her to set out on a dangerous quest to find her mother in America.”

    BookPage

  • “Ward writes with great empathy; Carla’s narrative is particularly page-turning and awful, but it doesn’t make Alice’s problems any less resonant. Both stories ask questions about what it means to be a survivor. Large amounts of dramatic material nudge the novel toward the sentimental, but it’s pulled back by Ward’s narrative skill. The spare tone adds urgency to the pacing and suggests a steely reserve on each protagonist’s part. Earnest and well told. Heartstrings will be pulled.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “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, author of Orphan Train

  • A BookPage Top Pick for February 2015
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