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Under This Unbroken Sky

Evocative and compelling, rich in imagination and atmosphere,
UNDER THIS UNBROKEN SKY is a beautifully wrought debut from a
gifted new novelist.

Spring 1938. After nearly two years in prison for the crime of
stealing his own grain, Ukrainian immigrant Teodor Mykolayenko is a
free man. While he was gone, his wife, Maria; their five children;
and his sister, Anna, struggled to survive on the harsh northern
Canadian prairie, but now Teodor --- a man who has overcome
drought, starvation, and Stalin's purges --- is determined to make
a better life for them. As he tirelessly clears the untamed land,
Teodor begins to heal himself and his children. But the family's
hopes and newfound happiness are short-lived. Anna's rogue husband,
the arrogant and scheming Stefan, unexpectedly returns, stirring up
rancor and discord that will end in violence and tragedy.

UNDER THIS UNBROKEN SKY is a mesmerizing tale of love and greed,
pride and desperation, that will resonate long after the last page
is turned. Shandi Mitchell has woven an unbearably suspenseful
story, written in a language of luminous beauty and clarity. Rich
with fiery conflict and culminating in a gut-wrenching climax, this
is an unforgettably powerful novel from a passionate new voice in
contemporary literature.

UNDER THIS UNBROKEN SKY © Copyright 2011 by Shandi
Mitchell. Reprinted with permission by Harper Perennial. All rights

Under This Unbroken Sky
by Shandi Mitchell

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • ISBN-10: 0061774022
  • ISBN-13: 9780061774027