Under This Unbroken Sky


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Harper Perennial
Publish Date
5.12 X 8.34 X 0.84 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Shandi Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. She spent her childhood on a military base on the prairies and now makes her home in Nova Scotia with her husband, Alan, and their dog, Annie. Under This Unbroken Sky is her first novel.


"[An] unflinching debut. . . . There's a love for the land and the immigrant spirit throughout the book. This is one of the finest novels I have read this year--a lyrical, evocative tale of pioneer life from an immensely talented debut author."--Historical Novels Review
"Utterly gripping. Epic in scope, this tale of family feuds, violence and hardship follows the fortunes of Theo Mykolayenko, a Ukrainian survivor of Stalin's labour camps who starts a new life in the harsh Canadian Prairies. . . . Beautifully pitched and unsentimental in execution. Brilliant."--Marie Claire (UK)
"Unforgettable. . . . Mitchell's extraordinary rendering of human suffering is matched by her ability to give powerful imaginative shape to the will to survive, to care for others, and to forgive the most brutal of trespasses."--Janice Kulyk Keefer, author of The Ladies' Lending Library
"A magnificent novel. . . . A powerhouse of a debut that grips from start to finish."--Steven Galloway, author of the The Cellist of Sarajevo
"Remarkable. . . . Mitchell's harrowing story delivers an unforgettable literary tribute to an immigrant people and their struggle. The lyrical style, the riveting historical material, and the treatment of prejudice make the novel a great book-club choice."--Booklist (starred review)