Amanda Eyre Ward is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, including the bestseller "How to Be Lost." She has spent the last year visiting shelters in Texas and California, meeting immigrant children and hearing their stories. This novel is inspired by them.
"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, author of "Leaving Time" Riveting, heartrending, 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" Ward is deeply sympathetic to her characters, and this affecting novel is sure to provoke conversations about immigration and adoption. "The New York Times Book Review" A deeply affecting look at the contrast between middle-class U.S. life and the brutal reality of Central American children so desperate they ll risk everything. "People" "" Amanda Eyre Ward s novel of the migrant journey, "The Same Sky, " is the most important book to come out of Austin this year. "The Austin Chronicle" After reading "The Same Sky, " you just might view the world a little differently. And isn t that the goal of all great art? "Bookreporter" Emotionally gripping . . . a novel that brilliantly attaches us to broader perspectives. It is a needed respite from the angry politics surrounding border issues that, instead of dividing us, connects us to our humanity. "The" "Dallas Morning News" It takes a skilled, compassionate writer to craft an authentic, moving page-turner from a complex social issue like immigration, but Ward nails it. "Good Housekeeping" "" Poignant and bittersweet . . . Eyre s wrenching fifth novel is a study in contrasts. . . . Carla s journey is powerfully rendered and will stick with readers long after they close the book. "Publishers Weekly" "" Ward writes with great empathy. . . . Earnest and well-told. Heartstrings will be pulled. "Kirkus Reviews""