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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Elephant in the Sky: A Novel by Heather A. Clark

Elephant in the Sky: A NovelElephant in the Sky: A Novel by Heather A. Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a powerful and emotive courageous story.

Mental health is not understood, so it strikes fear in a lot of people.

This little boys Mother is hard working and her husband stays home to look after the children. Mom thinks and feels there is something not quite right with Nate, so when she brings this up with her husband Pete, he doesn't want to listen, he doesn't want to accept what she is saying. This is a typical reaction in most families, its a case of head in sand, its not there.

A Mother's love, a Mother's insistence, a families devotion. Its a MUST read for anyone out there who likes a good gripping story.

Highly recommended. I could write so  much more about this, but I don't want to give more details away.

This copy was provided for me to read and review by ECW Press  via Net Galley 

A testament to the healing power of unconditional love.

Widely acclaimed for her emotionally powerful stories that capture the real lives of women, Heather A. Clark, bestselling author of Chai Tea Sunday, tackles the subject of childhood mental illness and the impact it has on a close family.

The story begins from nine-year-old Nate’s point of view, etching the details of an unbalanced mind struggling to make sense of rampant thought patterns and heightened paranoia. Enter Ashley, Nate's mother, and a hardworking advertising executive concerned that she’s not giving her family enough of her time — especially now that she senses something might be wrong with her son. As the story moves deftly back and forth between the two perspectives, the narrative converges to reveal one family's journey of discovery as they strive to find balance in their lives.

Based on a true story, Elephant in the Sky articulates a complicated, real-life subject with grace, wisdom and sensitivity, and beautifully explores the distance a mother will go to protect her child.

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