Hold Up the Sky - eBook  -     By: Patricia Sprinkle
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: NAL
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781101185810
ISBN-13: 9781101185810

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In Hold Up the Sky, Patricia Sprinkle weaves a beautiful tale about four women who share a difficult summer together under a hot Georgia sun. They each have heavy burdens to bear: Mamie is dying of congestive heart failure, Margaret's husband has recently divorced her, Emerita has emigrated from Mexico in search of financial support for her family, and Billie's absent husband has stopped sending the money she desperately needs to provide for her handicapped daughter, Chellie. In spite of, or rather because of, their circumstances, these women learn to share their trials with one another and to see that the "light and dark threads of God's tapestry" truly do work together for the good of those who love him.

Very well-written, this incredible story contains both heart-wrenching tragedies and jubilant triumphs. Some objectionable content includes a few swear words and one extramarital relationship. Included in the book is an interview with Sprinkle and discussion questions for small group conversation. – Rachel E. Nolan, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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In her latest, Sprinkle (Carley’s Song) abandons mystery for pure melodrama, following two down-on-their-luck sisters reconverging on their father’s farm in Solace, Ga. When the bottom falls out of Maggie Baxter’s safe upper-middle-class family life, she takes her sons and moves back to daddy’s farm, where her sister, Billie, and Billie’s disabled daughter, live hand-to-mouth following the disappearance of Billie’s husband. The two sisters spend sweltering summer days in their father’s kitchen with elderly friend Mamie Fountain, who is dying of congestive heart failure, and Mexican immigrant Emerita Gomez, who has lost her family. The only respite from these characters’ gloom-and-doom circumstances is the reappearance of Billie’s good-hearted high school heartthrob. Sprinkle has a gift for developing a full, rich world, but her narrative spends far too long spinning its wheels, considering and reconsidering each woman’s miseries without moving beyond them. (Mar.)Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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    One of my favorites!!
    January 12, 2011
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    This review was written for Hold Up the Sky.
    I have always enjoyed Patricia Sprinkle's books but this is definitely one of my favorites! The characters seem so real & being from the South myself, I can relate well to them. I will miss them, wish we could read more about them. I'll be thinking about this book for some time.
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