The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Still thinking about this one. I will say it would be a great discussion book for a book club. There are many parallels that run throughout the stories; the importance of motherhood for the child in Honduras who wants to be with her mother wherever she is, the 41 year old infertile woman yearning for a child, the 15 year histrionic high school girl who manipulates but desperately needs her mother. It would be interesting to discuss the two POV; Alice and Carla. Why Carla chose to trust Ernesto, a tattooed stranger or Alice chose to trust Evian. It would be interesting to also discuss the role of God in each life, deity, fate, luck, fath and fear. I highlighted a number of passages that moved me regarding Carla's faith. With so little, her hope and faith sustains through such sorrow.
Many parallels, many discussion points. Very well written,