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Between Families and the Sky

Between Families and the Sky

236 pages
Published:   October 1, 1995
Fiction  /  Novels
Paperback:   9780864921697    $17.95

A father's untimely death, a gothic grandfather who falls in love with his son's beautiful widow, a mysterious girl, a rogue golfer, and the watchful eyes of two young people trying to overcome the quirky gravity of their own families — these are the unlikely elements in this lyrical, funny, romantic novel.


Alan Cumyn is a master of strong fluid prose, startling humour in life's darkest moments, and characters compellingly human in their strengths and flaws. He is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, including Burridge Unbound, finalist for the Giller Prize, and The Sojourn, the novel in which Ramsay Crome first appears.


"Between Families and the Sky […] is a captivating novel, the work of an insidiously good writer, one who seems to pull finely pitched sentences from clear air. […] It would be a failure to not treasure, praise, this book." — Chronicle-Herald

"He writes with such compassion, clarity, and humour that it is impossible not to become engrossed in the lives of his people. Cumyn is a consummate craftsman who has built a home you’ll move right into and leave only reluctantly." — Fiddlehead