The Floor of the Sky

The Floor of the Sky

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Baker & Taylor
The inner worlds of characters isolated by geography and habit are revealed in a novel, set in the Nebraska Sandhills, about an aging widow on the verge of losing her family's ranch and her sixteen-year old pregnant granddaughter who visits her for the summer. Original.

Univ of Nebraska
In the Nebraska Sandhills, nothing is more sacred than the bond of family and land—and nothing is more capable of causing deep wounds. In Pamela Carter Joern's riveting novel The Floor of the Sky, Toby Jenkins, an aging widow, is on the verge of losing her family's ranch when her granddaughter Lila—a city girl, sixteen and pregnant—shows up for the summer. While facing painful decisions about her future, Lila uncovers festering secrets about her grandmother's past—discoveries that spur Toby to reconsider the ambiguous ties she holds to her embittered sister Gertie, her loyal ranch hand George, her not-so-sympathetic daughter Nola Jean, and ultimately, herself.
Propelled by stark realism in breakneck prose, The Floor of the Sky reveals the inner worlds of characters isolated by geography and habit. Set against the sweeping changes in rural America—from the onslaught of corporate agribusiness to the pressures exerted by superstores on small towns—Joern's compelling story bears witness to the fortitude and hard-won wisdom of people whose lives have been forged by devotion to the land.


Blackwell North Amer
In the Nebraska Sandhills, nothing is more sacred than the bond of family and land - and nothing is more capable of causing deep wounds. In Pamela Carter Joern's novel The Floor of the Sky, Toby Jenkins, an aging widow, is on the verge of losing her family's ranch when her granddaughter Lila - a city girl, sixteen and pregnant - shows up for the summer. While facing painful decisions about her future, Lila uncovers festering secrets about her grandmother's past - discoveries that spur Toby to reconsider the ambiguous ties she holds to her embittered sister Gertie, her loyal ranch hand George, her not-so-sympathetic daughter Nola Jean, and ultimately, herself.
Propelled by stark realism in breakneck prose, The Floor of the Sky reveals the inner worlds of characters isolated by geography and habit. Set against the sweeping changes in rural America, Joern's story bears witness to the fortitude and hard-won wisdom of people whose lives have been forged by devotion to the land.

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780803276314
0803276311
Branch Call Number: FICTION JOERN
FICTION JOERN
Characteristics: 238 p. ; 22 cm

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Wayzata5569
Dec 12, 2016

This is a must-read book. The story is one that all persons would enjoy. It is about America, rural life, family, and secrets that propel this story forward to a satisfying and touching ending.

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