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A Tinfoil Sky: 02/08/12

 cover art (Sand-Evelandk goes to Powells)Cyndi Sand-Eveland says she was inspired to write A Tinfoil Sky when she met a homeless girl and her father in Eugene Oregon. It was a brief exchange of spare change but it was enough to spark her novel about Mel and her mother facing homelessness while escaping an abusive boyfriend and not being allowed to come home.

Mel and her mother end up sleeping in their car, parked under a bridge until it's eventually towed. By then Mel has started to get to know a few people in her mother's home town. That gives her a small thread of support when her mother is arrested. Mel is ordered by the court to live with her grandmother, the very one who refused to open the door when they had first arrived.

Mel's life with her grandmother brings into question whether or not family is always the best decision. Her grandmother's bitterness is deep rooted in painful memories. As Mel counts down the days until she's reunited with her mother, she unravels some of the mysteries of her own life and her grandmother's bad mood.

Although the book deals with some tough issues: abuse, broken families, homelessness and drug use, Mel remains a positive character and the book has a hopeful ending.

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Five stars

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Comment #1: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at 22:30:52

Shannon Clark

Sounds good. Adding it to my EVERGROWING TBR list! :)

Shannon



Comment #2: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 15:04:23

Pussreboots

Fortunately it's a short and quick read, once you get to it on your "ever growing" TBR list.