We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler sounds like an intriguing circus book. Stories about families are always my favourite type of read. I am curious to find out what is written in the grandmother’s notes. It will be interesting to see how the story plays out.
We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler
Author: Lisa Fiedler
Publication Date: July 2, 2019
In 1965 seventeen-year-old Victoria, having just escaped an unstable home, flees to the ultimate place for dreamers and runaways--the circus. Specifically, the VanDrexel Family Circus where, among the lion tamers, roustabouts, and trapeze artists, Victoria hopes to start a better life.
Fifty years later, Victoria's sixteen-year-old granddaughter Callie is thriving. A gifted and focused tightrope walker with dreams of being a VanDrexel high wire legend just like her grandmother, Callie can't imagine herself anywhere but the circus. But when Callie's mother accepts her dream job at an animal sanctuary in Florida just months after Victoria's death, Callie is forced to leave her lifelong home behind.
Feeling unmoored and out of her element, Callie pores over memorabilia from her family's days on the road, including a box that belonged to Victoria when she was Callie's age. In the box, Callie finds notes that Victoria wrote to herself with tips and tricks for navigating her new world. Inspired by this piece of her grandmother's life, Callie decides to use Victoria's circus prowess to navigate the uncharted waters of public high school.
Across generations, Victoria and Callie embrace the challenges of starting over, letting go, and finding new families in unexpected places.
Book Quotes: We Walked the Sky
It’s a good idea when you believe you’re running toward something. But it can get awfully complicated when you’re running from something.
People fear what they don’t understand.