A Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland

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By Cyndi Sand-Eveland

Mel and her mom, Cecily, recognize what it’s prefer to stay tough, even if it’s at the streets or within the condominium of an abusive man.When Cecily proclaims that they’ve had adequate and they are going to head domestic to her mother’s, Mel desires of safety, a snug mattress, and a grandmother’s love appear to be approximately to return precise. yet a few errors can't be simply forgiven or erased. Her grandmother isn't what Mel expects, and even though the neighborhood library deals sanctuary, a true domestic turns out past her seize. Mel’s selection to upward thrust above what destiny has dealt is ready to alter that.

Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s paintings with homeless adolescence supplies her characters an authenticity no reader will fail to remember. finally, a narrative of desire and attractiveness, A Tinfoil Sky is a strong, can’t-putit- down novel.

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On one side of the arch there was a polished wooden end table and a lamp, and next to that a brown couch with two circular pillows. The couch was pushed up against the window ledge, which caused the floor-length curtains to bunch up. Here and there were small stacks of dust-covered boxes that had been taped shut. The place looked as though Gladys had been planning to move, and then never did. Across from the couch there was a bookshelf. What Mel noticed immediately was that there were no books on it – not a single one.

They were going to her grandmother’s. Mel didn’t remember what Gladys’s place looked like, or, for that matter, what Gladys or Tux, her grandfather, looked like. The last time Cecily and Gladys had spoken, Mel was four. She only knew that Tux had died. That was almost nine years ago, and, for as long as Mel could remember, Cecily had refused to tell Mel much about anything that related to her grandparents, the city of Riverview, or the first three years of Mel’s life. As Mel stared out the car window into the dark, vacant streets, she thought about the events of the last hour.

At the top, the hallway went in two opposite directions. Cecily turned left. They walked four steps and then made a right and continued down the hallway. Gladys’s apartment was at the end, next to the window Cecily had pointed out from the Pinto. Mel followed, looking for anything that might seem familiar about the rough plaster walls or high ceilings. She had decided on the way to Riverview that she would call her grandmother Grandma, the proper name for a grandparent (and not Gladys, the name Cecily used).

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