Skyward

By Mary Alice Monroe
(Mira Books, Paperback, 9780778329978, 436pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes.

But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl's illness can account for. Harris Henderson, a single father, seems better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in his birds-of-prey sanctuary than with his own daughter.

Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary. But a troubled mother's unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free.




About the Author
Mary Alice Monroeis the author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and award-winning children s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer s conferences and retreats and is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several bestseller lists, including the "New York Times", "SIBA", and"USA Today", and are sold worldwide. She has been awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews, and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.
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