Friday, January 24, 2014

Advance Praise for Above Us Only Sky

"Above Us Only Sky is a raw, beautiful, unforgettable book that folds unfathomable horrors and unfathomable love into a story of incredible power. Young-Stone is a master writer, and her deft control of this novel's many moving pieces puts her in the highest echelon of our craft. Yet at the center, literal and figurative, of this novel is 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.  Shine Shine Shine made the NYT Book Review's list of 100 Notable Books of 2012!  The Wall Street Journal calls Shine Shine Shine "decidedly weird and entirely winning" in its August 3rd review.
Shine Shine Shine is a "People's Pick" in the July 30 issue of People Magazine. "A delightfully unique love story and a resounding paean to individuality."

“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, a brilliant debut, Best Indie Book, highly praised by O, the Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Booklist, and the San Francisco Chronicle--to name only a few.  

Thank you so much for reading Above Us Only Sky.  I look forward to one day paying back the favor and being asked to blurb for up-and-coming writers.  

Many years ago, Jacquelyn Mitchard and Sheri Reynolds praised my debut, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors.  I am forever appreciative.      


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