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The Resource Above us only sky, Michele Young-Stone

Above us only sky, Michele Young-Stone

Label
Above us only sky
Title
Above us only sky
Statement of responsibility
Michele Young-Stone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "[A] magical novel about a family of women separated by oceans, generations, and war, but connected by something much greater--the gift of wings" --
  • "On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with a pair of wings molded to her back. Considered a birth defect, her wings were surgically removed, leaving only the ghost of them behind. At fifteen years old, confused and unmoored, Prudence meets her long-estranged Lithuanian grandfather and discovers a miraculous lineage beating and pulsing with past Lithuanian bird-women, storytellers with wings dragging the dirt, survivors perched on radio towers, lovers lit up like fireworks, and heroes disguised as everyday men and women. Prudence sets forth on a quest to discover her ancestors, to grapple with wings that only one other person can see, and ultimately, to find out where she belongs. Above Us Only Sky spans the 1863 January Uprising against Russian Tsarist rule in Eastern Europe to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Lithuania gaining its independence in 1991. It is a story of mutual understanding between the old and young; it is a love story; a story of survival, and most importantly a story about where we belong in the world" --
Summary
Embarking on a quest to find her place in this world, 15-year-old Prudence Eleanor Vilkas, who was born with a pair of wings molded to her back, which were surgically removed, discovers a miraculous lineage of women--separated by oceans, generations and war--who were all connected by the gift of wings
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • provided by publisher
  • provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402662
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young-Stone, Michele,
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Wings (Anatomy)
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Above us only sky, Michele Young-Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20378108
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781451657678
Lccn
2014016006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883147388
  • (OCoLC)883147388
Label
Above us only sky, Michele Young-Stone
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20378108
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781451657678
Lccn
2014016006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn883147388
  • (OCoLC)883147388

Library Locations

    • Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Eastern BranchBorrow it
      11453 E. State Road 54, Bloomfield, IN, 47424, US
      39.020968 -86.729036
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