Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Find: Hold Up the Sky by Patricia Sprinkle

Title: Hold Up the Sky
Author: Patricia Sprinkle
ISBN: 9780451229144
Publisher: Penguin/New American Library/2010
Pages: 407

Four independent women come to be under roof, due to different circumstances. Except for Mamie, no one else is too fond of each other, even though Billie and Margaret are sisters.

Mamie has a serious heart problem and knows that she has not much longer to live. Yet she has a large heart to help out others. Billie's husband has left her, and she has to take care of her cerebral palsy daughter, Michelle. Margaret seems to have everything going for her but suddenly she is left with nothing. Emerita is an illegal immigrant, trying to make a life for herself. All of them get connected to each other. Initially none of them is ready to share their secrets but slowly they realise that sharing can only make their life better.

Patricia has done well to get that point across. Women, all over the world know that bonding weith another female helps thm cope up with their problems. Independent to interdependence is the theme of the novel.


Nikki in Niagara said...

Interesting, I've never been able to bond with other women. Pretty cover!