Between Two Skies Free E–pub


  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Between Two Skies
  • Joanne OSullivan
  • en
  • 17 May 2018
  • 9780763690342

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Joanne OSullivan × 1 REVIEW REVIEW ´ TACUAREMBOFC.CO × Joanne OSullivan SUMMARY Between Two Skies Ine s aching heart Told in a strong steady voice with a keen sense of place and a vivid cast of characters here is a novel that asks compelling uestions about class and politics exile and belonging and the pain of being cast out of your home But above all this remarkable debut tells a gently woven love story difficult to put down impossible to forge. One of my favorite YA titles of the year I have always been fascinated by the city of New Orleans and the area surrounding it and am forever changed by seeing the devastation Katrina caused the entire coastal area I remember so clearly exactly what I was doing when the news of Hurricane Katrina came when we heard what was coming toward the Gulf Coast in August 2005 I was hugely pregnant and home with my husband and his high school best friend who had lived in New Orleans for years and was visiting his parents near us in Wisconsin We watched the TV coverage non stop and spent so much time with our friend as he was displaced from his longtime home We experienced the Katrina refugee story through him a 30 something affluent single adult who was fortunate enough to have a safe and comfortable place to live while the storm raged and the clean up took place We listened to him as he told us about his friends and their stories and looked at the pictures he sent us of his house and the ravaged places we had visited when we went to see him several years before We returned to New Orleans several years later to attend his wedding and marveled at the rebuilding that had brought the city back to a semblance of normal but mourned the loss of so much elseI have read numerous books about Katrina and post Katrina Louisiana but I have never before read a book about Katrina from a teenager s perspective I am so very happy that when I did it was this one Evangeline captured my heart and wouldn t let me go until I had finished the book less than 18 hours later I first heard about this title from a post by the author on the Nerdy Book Club blog link at the end of my post and immediately reuested it from Net Galley to review for my library I am so happy to have had the additional insight from the author during that pre reading experience and thoroughly agree with her that stories that place the intricacies of the heart at their center have a place on the shelves Between Two Skies is the perfect story to explain the horrors of Katrina and the beauty of the bayou to a generation of teens who barely remember the tragedy or who have never visited this area of the US much like stories like Nine Ten and Towers Falling bring the horror of 911 told through a sensitive lens to a new generation These stories need to be told and YA and middle grade fiction is how these stories will best reach children of today and tomorrowNerdy Book Club post received a digital ARC of this title for review all opinions are my own

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Joanne OSullivan × 1 REVIEW REVIEW ´ TACUAREMBOFC.CO × Joanne OSullivan SUMMARY Between Two Skies Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift But a new life and the promise of love emerges in this rich highly readable debutBayou Perdu a tiny fishing town way way down in Louisiana is home to sixteen year old Evangeline Riley She has her best friends Kendra and Danielle; her wise beloved Mamere; and back to back titles in the under sixteen fishin. Joanne O Sullivan s debut novel BETWEEN TWO SKIES offers a vivid story of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Sixteen year old Evangeline Riley is a resident of Bayou Perdu Louisiana a small fishing village O Sullivan s lyric writing makes this world real You can hear the zydeco music in the background You can see the pelicans and feel the water You can taste the beignets charbroiled oysters saint and pepper crab and gumbo Interweaving issues of class and race Evangeline s story explores themes of loss and displacement and how despite pain and destruction it is possible to discover yourself I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book but we are so lucky this book will be available in Spring 2017 to everyone Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military zydeco music in the background You can see the pelicans and feel the water You can taste the beignets charbroiled oysters saint and pepper crab and gumbo Interweaving issues of class and race Evangeline s story explores themes of loss and displacement and how despite pain and destruction it is possible to discover yourself I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book but we are so lucky this book will be available in Spring 2017 to everyone

SUMMARY Between Two Skies

Joanne OSullivan × 1 REVIEW REVIEW ´ TACUAREMBOFC.CO × Joanne OSullivan SUMMARY Between Two Skies G rodeo But dearest to her heart she has the peace that only comes when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water and wings It's a small life but it is Evangeline's And then the storm comes and everything changes Amid the chaos and pain and destruction comes Tru a fellow refugee a budding bluesman a balm for Evangel. Between Two Skies pulls you into a compelling narrative that brings to life Evangeline s journey and the journeys of other hurricane refugee families Families and friendships that were splintered and transformed after Katrina Told from Evangeline s point of view O Sullivan masterfully weaves in the stories of other refugees through compelling dialogue and events that shine a light on the difficult circumstances of those displaced by the storm The backdrop of Cajun culture brings a diversity to the story that will be fresh for many readers From gumbo to spices to language to the fishing industry readers will fall in love with all things Louisiana My favorite relationship was between the two Evangelines the main character and her grandmother Mamere The young teen grandparent paradigm of solving conflict and bridging the divide between parents and their angsty kids is deftly crafted and heart warming And there s a literary allegory referenced throughout the poem and woven tightly into the endingHenry Wadsworth Longfellow s first epic poem Evangeline A Tale of Acadie serves as a metaphorical journey mirroring Evangeline s own displacement Simply beautiful I loved this oneBetween Two Skies


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    SUMMARY Between Two Skies Between Two Skies Free E–pub Joanne O’Sullivan’s debut novel BETWEEN TWO SKIES offers a vivid story of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrin

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    Between Two Skies Free E–pub Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? Not just the song by Louis Armstrong but the actual place? The place with “inexpressible sweetness?” If you don't you can experience it in Joanne O’Sullivan’s young adult novel BETWEEN TWO

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    Between Two Skies Free E–pub Between Two Skies pulls you into a compelling narrative that brings to life Evangeline's journey and the journeys of other hurricane refugee families Families and friendships that were splintered and transformed after Katrina Told from Evangeline's point of view O'Sullivan masterfully weaves in the stories of other refugees throu

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    Joanne OSullivan × 1 REVIEW Between Two Skies Free E–pub From what I can tell this is O'Sullivan's debut novel a fact which makes its easy natural rhythms even impressive She tells an individual heartfelt story about one family's experience fleeing Katrina in a low key restrained manner that seems counterintuitive but is in fact the perfect vehicle through which the reader can get to k

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    REVIEW ´ TACUAREMBOFC.CO × Joanne OSullivan Between Two Skies Free E–pub I received an advanced reading copy of BETWEEN TWO SKIES and am so happy I did Joanne's a fellow North Carolinian but the book doesn't take place in NC Instead it captivates the beautiful Louisiana skies I was captured right away by the writi

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    SUMMARY Between Two Skies Joanne OSullivan × 1 REVIEW REVIEW ´ TACUAREMBOFC.CO × Joanne OSullivan A beautiful debut with such vivid descriptions of the Louisiana setting and the destruction of Katrina A love letter to Bayou Perdu and the sweet musical love story of Evangeline and Tru

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    Between Two Skies Free E–pub I really loved this beautifully written story Evangeline and her family must evacuate southern Louisiana in advance of Hurricane Katrina Her family ends up in Atlanta while her friends end up scattered across the country Add in a slow burn romance a broken heart and the death of Evangeline's beloved grandmother and you've got the makings of an introspective heartfelt story

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    Between Two Skies Free E–pub One of my favorite YA titles of the year I have always been fascinated by the city of New Orleans and the area surrounding it and am forever changed by seeing the devastation Katrina caused the entire coastal area I remember so clearly exactly what I was doing when the news of Hurricane Katrina came when we heard what was coming tow

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    REVIEW ´ TACUAREMBOFC.CO × Joanne OSullivan Between Two Skies Free E–pub Joanne OSullivan × 1 REVIEW Beautifully written heartbreakingly real O'Sullivan nails teen romance A realistic reminder of the devastation of Katrina and its effects on f

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