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.
17 thoughts on “We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler.”
I do like the sounds of this one. And that cover is wonderful. A new author for me too.
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Same! I am looking forward to reading one of her books. 🙂
I don’t know what it is, but I love stories involving old letters or diaries being discovered and gone through–all those memories coming to life again. This sounds like it will be good! I hope you enjoy it!
I totally agree! I think it sounds perfect. 🙂
Oooh this had me at “teen joining circus” and “multigenerational story”; definitely adding this to my TBR! great pick 🙂
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Right?! Two of my favourites. 🙂
I’m a fan of This is Us, and that cover is fantastic! Definitely sounds like a great book.
I still have to make the leap into This Is Us, but I know I am going to love it. 🙂
I love a circus setting! This sounds lovely!
Oh, wow, I had not heard of this one and now I want to read it. The cover, the circus reference, the multigenerational saga- cannot wait for your thoughts! Enjoy!
It does sound epic, doesn’t it?!
This does sound really nice. That cover too caught my eye- I had to really look at it as the sort of upside down perspective (sideways down?) really got my attention!
I found the same thing! It has such an interesting cover. 🙂
This sounds lovely. I love stories that focus on families too so thanks for putting this book on my radar. 🙂
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Me too! Bring on all of the family drama!! 🙂
This book really sounds intriguing and I love books with circus settings. Hope you enjoy it when you finally get your hands on it.
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