Between Earth and Sky

Between Earth and Sky

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Random House, Inc.
In Amanda Skenandore’s provocative and profoundly moving debut, set in the tragic intersection between white and Native American culture, a young girl learns about friendship, betrayal, and the sacrifices made in the name of belonging.
 
On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma’s childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry—or Asku, as Alma knew him—was the most promising student at the “savage-taming” boarding school run by her father, where Alma was the only white pupil. Created in the wake of the Indian Wars, the Stover School was intended to assimilate the children of neighboring reservations. Instead, it robbed them of everything they’d known—language, customs, even their names—and left a heartbreaking legacy in its wake.
 
The bright, courageous boy Alma knew could never have murdered anyone. But she barely recognizes the man Asku has become, cold and embittered at being an outcast in the white world and a ghost in his own. Her lawyer husband, Stewart, reluctantly agrees to help defend Asku for Alma’s sake. To do so, Alma must revisit the painful secrets she has kept hidden from everyone—especially Stewart.
 
Told in compelling narratives that alternate between Alma’s childhood and her present life, Between Earth and Sky is a haunting and complex story of love and loss, as a quest for justice becomes a journey toward understanding and, ultimately, atonement.

Baker & Taylor
Alma Mitchel convinces her lawyer husband to defend her Native American childhood friend when he is accused of murdering a federal agent, which forces her to revisit the past and confront secrets from a childhood spent in the wake of the Indian Wars.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1906 Philadelphia, when her childhood friend, Harry Muskrat, is accused of murdering a federal agent, Alma Mitchel convinces her lawyer husband to defend him, which forces her to revisit the past and confront painful secrets from a childhood spent in the wake of the Indian Wars. Original.

Publisher: New York :, Kensington Books,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781496713667
Branch Call Number: FIC SKE
Characteristics: 324 pages ;,21 cm.

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