Friday Finds: Under This Unbroken Sky

Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

 Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Here is the blurb from the publisher:

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.

A friend of mine on Facebook added it to his Goodreads list and it immediately caught my eye. It’s also a Barnes and Noble Discover pick. I love the cover too.

Did you find anything really good this week?

16 thoughts on “Friday Finds: Under This Unbroken Sky”

  1. The cover is gorgeous, it makes me want to know what’s inside the book. I love a book that resonates “long after the last page is turned”. On the list it goes!

  2. Even the title speaks to me. The one book that I thought sounded interesting was one called Bloodroot by Amy Greene, which was reviewed in EW last week.

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