In Strickland County, there isnt a lot of anything to go around. But when eighteen-year-old Harlowe Comptons brother is killed by the Pratersthe family who controls everything, from the mines to the lawhe wonders if the future will ever hold more than loss. Until he meets Tennessee Moore.With Tennessee, Harlowe feels for the first time that something good might happen, that he mightve found the rarest thing of all: hope. Even as she struggles with the worst of the cards shes been dealt, Tennessee makes Harlowe believe that they can dare to forge their own pathif they only give it a shot.But as Harlowe searches for the answers behind his brothers death, his towns decay, and his familys dysfunction, he discovers truths about the people he lovesand himselfthat are darker than he ever expected. Now, Harlowe realizes, theres no turning back.A powerful story of first love, poverty, and the grip of the opioid crisis in the rural South, Kristin Russells gorgeous debut novel asks a universal qu...
|Title||:||A Sky for Us Alone|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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A Sky for Us Alone Reviews
This book was a slow burn for me...it took me a little bit to fall in love with the characters but when I did it was hard.
Harlowe is stuck in a town that is controlled by one powerful family; when his brother is killed by this family it is just another tragic incident in a long line of tragedies. Harlowe has resigned himself to the fact that he isn't getting out of Strickland County and that everything his parents deal with he will have to deal with....that is until he meets Tennessee Moore. Te ...more
An amazing debut from Kristin Russell, A Sky for Us Alone is the story of Harlowe's journey from boy to man in a backwoods town where the townsfolk have only three choices; work in the Prater's mines, make drug runs for the Praters, or just shut up and stay out of their way. After his brother shows up dead on his doorstep and the new foreman's daughter has more going on than she's letting on, Harlowe embarks on a journey to find the truth about what's going on in his town and decide if he's goin ...more
Rating: 3.5 Stars
I have complicated feelings about this one. It was dark and gritty and there are a lot of sad parts with murder, addiction, and a community seemingly at the mercy of a demented man, who is poisoning their land. But there were these lovely bright spots, like the Draughns, Omie, Tennessee, Nuna, and even Red, and I was absorbed in Harlowe finding the answers to all his questions regarding his brother's murder. Given the darkness that surrounded a majority of this book, I was grate ...more
I really appreciate books that let me have a glimpse into a way of life I have no experience with. A peek into rural Appalachia, this book deals with topics that no doubt are things people who live in that place are dealing with, like poverty, what happens when the mines close down, and drugs. Unfortunately, though the issues were real, the author just didn’t do a great job executing. The characters were forgettable, pacing was way off, and the plot was unbelievable, and not in a good way.