We Own the Sky

We Own the Sky

A Novel

Book - 2018
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A triumphant story of a father and his little boy--and a love that knows no limits.

Rob Coates is a survivor.

He'd thought he'd won the lottery of life--a beautiful home, an incredible wife Anna, and their precious son Jack, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when tragedy befalls his family, Rob becomes his own worst enemy, pushing away all he holds dear. With his world now suddenly just outside of his grasp, Rob turns to photography, capturing the beautiful skyscrapers and clifftops he used to visit--memories of the time when his family was happy. And just when it feels as though there's nowhere left to turn, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to reclaim the joy and love he thought he'd lost.

Deeply emotional, beautifully written, and filled with tremendous heart, We Own the Sky is a soaring debut about the strength of the human spirit and the boundlessness of love. It is a stunningly honest reminder of life's greatest gifts, showing how even a broken heart can learn to beat again.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Park Row Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9780778314738
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 20, 2019

Wonderful story! Losing a child to cancer is a tragedy. This is the story of two people who fell in love in college, got married and wanted children. Two miscarriages and along came Jack, an absolutely charming and delightful child. Sadly Jack has a malignent brain tumour. The story is told from the fathers point of view and is very well done. It is very honest and extremely heartbreaking. Every part of this book is believable and when reading it I could feel what the people in the book would be feeling. I would definately recommend this book.

Mar 31, 2018

Thanks to Harlequin Books and NetGalley for a digital ARC of this heartbreaking story. Reading about cancer is never easy and when you see children suffering it is even more difficult. In this story a young boy develops a brain tumor and the ways his treatment decisions and his death affect the relationship of his parents. The story is told from the POV of the father who is a computer genius. There are excerpts throughout that have no capitalization or punctuation. I found them distracting until I got to the end of the book. Some of the character interactions in the book seemed crude and unnecessary to the story.


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