Monday, November 9, 2009

check it out! books

I am just finishing a dazzling first novel, Under this Unbroken Sky, by Shandi Mitchell. Set in the 1930s, the story is of a Ukrainian immigrant family and their struggle to survive on the brutal plains of Alberta. Mitchell beautifully captures the hopes and fears of all the family members while painting a vivid portait of the landscapes that hold them.

“This stunning first novel is powerful, tragic and utterly gripping.” —The Times (UK)

“Beautifully drawn characters, flawless descriptions of an unrelenting landscape and the intricate plot add to this harrowing, breathtaking novel... Not to be missed. —She (UK)