A Piece of the Sky

A Piece of the Sky

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by Michelle Buckman
     
 

Carla had it all—big job, big house, a successful husband. But she longed for a child to complete her marriage and family. Her born-again husband refused to submit to medical scrutiny. His excuse: "If God wanted to give us a child, He would." Simon's smug pontifications and his seeming lack of concern sicken her. So she seeks her own

Overview

Carla had it all—big job, big house, a successful husband. But she longed for a child to complete her marriage and family. Her born-again husband refused to submit to medical scrutiny. His excuse: "If God wanted to give us a child, He would." Simon's smug pontifications and his seeming lack of concern sicken her. So she seeks her own solution—artificial insemination with donor sperm.

This is a superbly and tastefully written novel on a subject that touches all too many couples. While infertility is at issue, the story emphasizes the subject of honesty in marriage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589190504
Publisher:
Cook, David C
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

After seventeen years of freelance writing, Michelle Buckman's credits include a combination of 200+ biographies, magazine features, and profiles, as well as a weekly humor column, but fiction is her great love. She is a member of South Carolina Writers Workshop, American Christian Fiction Writers, and national Society of Newspaper Columnists.

She currently resides on a hobby farm in South Carolina with her husband, four children, and forty animals.

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A Piece of the Sky 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'A Piece of the Sky' is a powerful, beautifully written story about a couple torn apart by infertility and the unexpected detours in their lives that make them question all they thought they ever wanted. Carla, the always-in-control successful plant manager, already has a life enviable by anyone's standards - a dream job, gorgeous home and faithful husband - but she wants a child to make it all complete and is willing to risk everything to make it happen despite her husband's assertion it isn't 'God's will.' Buckman's characters are as flawed and eclectic as any you'll find in an Anne Tyler novel, and her lyrical and poetic prose every bit as soul stirring as novelist Pat Conroy's. Yet Buckman brings such a unique voice and style to this first novel it elevates fiction to a whole new level. It is all at once funny, emotional, inspirational, page-turning, and, before you're halfway through, will have you rethinking and reflecting on your own life views and attitudes. An extraordinary read guaranteed to lift one's heart far beyond 'A Piece of the Sky.'
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
The author crafts an interesting novel on a very sensitive subject and does and excellent job of pulling the reader into the story and showing character growth in subtle ways. Some of the choices the heroine makes are risky and she almost loses her marriage over her 'unmet needs' which, if she asked her husband to meet them, he may have, but since she sought affection elsewhere, it muddied the waters quite a bit. With as much fire as the heroine played with, I'm surprised she didn't get burned. Overall, I'd say this is a very engaging novel. However, I don't feel that it resolved the most important issues by the end, which, if the couple had discussed the issues openly, and applied forgiveness, would have made this a five star rating.