Between Earth and Sky

Between Earth and Sky

On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma?s childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him?was the most promising student at the ?savage-taming? boarding school run by her father, where Alma was the only white pupil. Created in the wake of On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A feder...

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Title:Between Earth and Sky
Author:Amanda Skenandore
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Between Earth and Sky Reviews

  • Sue
    Apr 17, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

  • Deb
    May 18, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

  • Krista
    May 04, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

  • gwayle
    Apr 23, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

    Wow! What a remarkable story, and from a first time author! Amanda Skenandore uses her amazing story telling to shed light on an aspect of often untold US history. You confront your own ideas and assumptions of our past with the Native Americans right along side the main character Alma...

    I!!! Am!!! Here!!! For!!! Books!!! About!!! Residential!!! Schools!!! Seriously, they are not written about enough, and even if this is fiction, the world needs to know. ...

    Skenandore?s debut novel is compelling on many levels. It?s a vivid historical drama, a page-turning mystery, and a heartrending coming-of-age story. Skenandore expertly balances the narrative with short, intense chapters that alternate between the past and present, and she keeps t...

    Amanda Skenandore?s debut novel, Between Earth and Sky, looks at those deplorable Indian residential schools established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and Canada. In these schools, children were forced to abandon their Native American identities and c...

    A historical novel set in the American Midwest at the turn of the last century, Between Earth and Sky is the coming of age of Alma, a white girl who befriends the students in her father?s boarding school for Native American children. The book alternates between her time at school, wh...

  • Robin
    Mar 02, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

  • Chelsea
    May 29, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

    Wow! What a remarkable story, and from a first time author! Amanda Skenandore uses her amazing story telling to shed light on an aspect of often untold US history. You confront your own ideas and assumptions of our past with the Native Americans right along side the main character Alma...

    I!!! Am!!! Here!!! For!!! Books!!! About!!! Residential!!! Schools!!! Seriously, they are not written about enough, and even if this is fiction, the world needs to know. ...

    Skenandore?s debut novel is compelling on many levels. It?s a vivid historical drama, a page-turning mystery, and a heartrending coming-of-age story. Skenandore expertly balances the narrative with short, intense chapters that alternate between the past and present, and she keeps t...

    Amanda Skenandore?s debut novel, Between Earth and Sky, looks at those deplorable Indian residential schools established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and Canada. In these schools, children were forced to abandon their Native American identities and c...

    A historical novel set in the American Midwest at the turn of the last century, Between Earth and Sky is the coming of age of Alma, a white girl who befriends the students in her father?s boarding school for Native American children. The book alternates between her time at school, wh...

    I'll say it again, I love historical fiction! This book was so interesting, in a very tragic way, since I had never heard of Native American assimilation schools. I was ashamed to learn Americans had done this, but I always feel like people should know about our history, even if it is ...

  • Brooke
    Feb 09, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

  • Lollita
    May 12, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

  • Gregory Kompes
    Jun 05, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

  • Erin Dunn
    Apr 26, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

  • Becky
    May 11, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

  • Suanne
    Mar 17, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

    Wow! What a remarkable story, and from a first time author! Amanda Skenandore uses her amazing story telling to shed light on an aspect of often untold US history. You confront your own ideas and assumptions of our past with the Native Americans right along side the main character Alma...

    I!!! Am!!! Here!!! For!!! Books!!! About!!! Residential!!! Schools!!! Seriously, they are not written about enough, and even if this is fiction, the world needs to know. ...

    Skenandore?s debut novel is compelling on many levels. It?s a vivid historical drama, a page-turning mystery, and a heartrending coming-of-age story. Skenandore expertly balances the narrative with short, intense chapters that alternate between the past and present, and she keeps t...

    Amanda Skenandore?s debut novel, Between Earth and Sky, looks at those deplorable Indian residential schools established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and Canada. In these schools, children were forced to abandon their Native American identities and c...

  • Roger DeBlanck
    May 29, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

    Wow! What a remarkable story, and from a first time author! Amanda Skenandore uses her amazing story telling to shed light on an aspect of often untold US history. You confront your own ideas and assumptions of our past with the Native Americans right along side the main character Alma...

    I!!! Am!!! Here!!! For!!! Books!!! About!!! Residential!!! Schools!!! Seriously, they are not written about enough, and even if this is fiction, the world needs to know. ...

    Skenandore?s debut novel is compelling on many levels. It?s a vivid historical drama, a page-turning mystery, and a heartrending coming-of-age story. Skenandore expertly balances the narrative with short, intense chapters that alternate between the past and present, and she keeps t...

  • Myrna
    Sep 15, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

  • ABCme
    Apr 15, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

  • Lori
    Feb 12, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

  • Jennifer Schmitt
    May 30, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

    Wow! What a remarkable story, and from a first time author! Amanda Skenandore uses her amazing story telling to shed light on an aspect of often untold US history. You confront your own ideas and assumptions of our past with the Native Americans right along side the main character Alma...

  • Wendy
    Dec 22, 2017

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

  • Renee
    Apr 30, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

    Wow! What a remarkable story, and from a first time author! Amanda Skenandore uses her amazing story telling to shed light on an aspect of often untold US history. You confront your own ideas and assumptions of our past with the Native Americans right along side the main character Alma...

    I!!! Am!!! Here!!! For!!! Books!!! About!!! Residential!!! Schools!!! Seriously, they are not written about enough, and even if this is fiction, the world needs to know. ...

    Skenandore?s debut novel is compelling on many levels. It?s a vivid historical drama, a page-turning mystery, and a heartrending coming-of-age story. Skenandore expertly balances the narrative with short, intense chapters that alternate between the past and present, and she keeps t...

    Amanda Skenandore?s debut novel, Between Earth and Sky, looks at those deplorable Indian residential schools established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and Canada. In these schools, children were forced to abandon their Native American identities and c...

    A historical novel set in the American Midwest at the turn of the last century, Between Earth and Sky is the coming of age of Alma, a white girl who befriends the students in her father?s boarding school for Native American children. The book alternates between her time at school, wh...

    I'll say it again, I love historical fiction! This book was so interesting, in a very tragic way, since I had never heard of Native American assimilation schools. I was ashamed to learn Americans had done this, but I always feel like people should know about our history, even if it is ...

    Between Earth and Sky is an engrossing novel of prejudice, injustice, guilt, love, and so much more. I turned the pages anxious for each chapter to unfold more of this complex story which shifts from Alma's current life to her past growing up at an Indian boarding school run by her fat...

  • Erin
    Jan 19, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

    Wow! What a remarkable story, and from a first time author! Amanda Skenandore uses her amazing story telling to shed light on an aspect of often untold US history. You confront your own ideas and assumptions of our past with the Native Americans right along side the main character Alma...

    I!!! Am!!! Here!!! For!!! Books!!! About!!! Residential!!! Schools!!! Seriously, they are not written about enough, and even if this is fiction, the world needs to know. ...

  • Bookworm
    May 04, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 23, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

  • Kristy K
    May 31, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

  • Michelle
    May 22, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

  • Deanne Patterson
    Apr 27, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

  • Karen
    May 31, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

  • Dianne Biscoe
    May 08, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

    I enjoy reading historical fiction and love it even more when I learn about events that I didn't know about while I am reading. Between Earth and Sky does just that and more. The book is about the treatment of Indian children in the late 1800s when many of them were taken from their ho...

    I will upload my review after Library Journal prints it. ...

    Between Earth and Sky is a powerful and poignant exploration of the residential school system in the US during the late 19th century. It was nice to learn more about this significant part of history because it continues to have an impact even today. Although the story is based on Ameri...

    1881: Seven-year-old Alma and her family have moved west to start a school. A school for Indians. Here, the tribal children will learn to integrate into society. To lose their Indian ways and become Americans. It's her father's one true passion and Alma is excited to be part of it all....

    I am a big fan of historical fiction and I especially enjoy books that focus on time periods or events that I know little about, so after reading the summary of Between Earth and Sky, I clamored to be on the book tour. Set in Wisconsin in the late 1800s and then again in 1906, the nove...

    Skenandore's debut novel is an interesting, evenly paced, well-written exploration of 19th century Indian Schools in America. The writing and descriptions are rich and compelling and the historic details are masterly woven into the book. I look forward to more work from this author. ...

    This story tugged at my mind and my heart strings as I read it. Difficult to put down once you start reading page 1. I am so struck by society's desire to "fix" other folks lives to be more like "ours" and how we continue to do this in 2018! Will we EVER learn?! Great read...buy it,...

  • Riddhi (desiderium.)
    Jul 12, 2017

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

  • Randee Green
    Mar 17, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...

    This compelling novel tells the story of a girl, Alma, whose father runs a residential school on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The book shifts between Alma's childhood and her attempts as an adult to intervene in, and perhaps atone for, the effects of the school and white society in ...

    I just had the pleasure of a free afternoon and a pre-release reading of "Between Earth and Sky" by Amanda Skenandore! The story starts in the late 1800's when the central character's father opens an Indian School to basically strip young native Americans of their culture and save thei...

    Skenandore?s novel is a moving and powerful historical fiction set in the 1880s and early 1900s. This debut is slow paced but never boring. With realistic, sympathetic characters, and complex relationships, this book deals with a difficult topic. Quit a heartbreaking story for Alma a...

    See my review here on my blog! ? http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2018/05... ...

    This book is the first I've read by this author and I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I'm not even sure how to describe my feelings with this book since it broke my heart! Excellent,excellent read. When Alma was a young child her father stared a school for Indian ch...

    One of the things I like best about being a NetGalley reviewer is that it exposes me to authors and books I would have never come across. Between Earth and Sky is one of those precious gems. Amanda Skenadore's writing provides an accurate portrait of Native American boarding schools in...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Alma Mitchell revisits her childhood in Minnesota when her school friend Harry?or Asku, as Alma knew him? is accused of murdering a white man and faces execution. This book has a plodding pace but offers a thorough...

    Thank you Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC. While education and assimilation might have been good intentions, for the Native American children taken from the Reservations and forced to become copies of White Man, Stover School is a prison. Alma is the founder's daughter ...

    Well that was kind of depressing. ...

    A murder mystery set in 1906 Philadelphia.I'm in. ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I have read a lot of great books so far in 2018 (according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I?m up to 36 books so far this year), and I can honestly say that BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Amanda Skenandore is the best one I?ve read...

  • OLT
    May 09, 2018

    4 enlightening and engaging historical fiction stars to Between Earth and Sky! ? ? ? ? Alma Mitchell?s childhood friend, Asku, is accused of murdering a federal agent. Alma?s husband is a lawyer, and he agrees to represent Asku at the trial as a favor to her. When A...

    4.5 Stars Oh my gosh this book broke my heart. There?s a lot in American history that we don?t talk about. It?s skimmed over in school or a pretty or patriotic spin is put on it. In the 1800s the US was busy assimilating Native Americans into their culture, forcing them to...

    A slow paced but poignant exploration of the treatment of Native Americans in history from the point of view of a young, coming of age girl. Alma, the main character, is a young white girl in a unique position of growing up among Native American children at her father's boarding school...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. This book by Amanda Skenandore is told in alternating timelines. One is set in the 1880?s in Wisconsin, and the other is set in 1906. In the 1880's storyline a seven-year old, Alma moves with her parents to rural Wisconsin when her fat...

    This is an impressive debut novel by Amanda Skenandore. She writes about a very sensitive subject in a very insightful, straightforward and touching manner. There's sadness and despair and tragedy here, all treated without melodrama or excessive emotional pathos. This story moved me de...