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By Cyndi Sand-Eveland

Mel and her mom, Cecily, understand what it’s prefer to dwell tough, even if it’s at the streets or within the residence of an abusive man.When Cecily pronounces that they’ve had sufficient and they are going to head domestic to her mother’s, Mel desires of safeguard, a snug mattress, and a grandmother’s love appear to be approximately to come back real. yet a few errors can't be simply forgiven or erased. Her grandmother isn't really what Mel expects, and even though the neighborhood library bargains sanctuary, a true domestic turns out past her clutch. Mel’s selection to upward push above what destiny has dealt is ready to alter that.

Cyndi Sand-Eveland’s paintings with homeless early life supplies her characters an authenticity no reader will overlook. finally, a narrative of desire and reputation, A Tinfoil Sky is a strong, can’t-putit- down novel.

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Cecily had become reckless, especially with the shoplifting, and she had been caught three or four times in different stores. Mel remembered the shame of being told they could never come into a store again – or worse. Cecily didn’t object when Mel told her that she’d rather go to the library or stay at the Pinto than go into town with her. So they came up with a plan. The key to the Pinto was to be left on the front tire by the driver’s side, under the frame. This way, whoever came back first had a safe place to wait.

The thought grew louder in Mel’s head with each passing minute. Mel pushed her mashed potatoes back and forth across her plate. Every time the door opened, she looked over; every time she heard footsteps, she turned in their direction. No Cecily. Before long, it was just Mel, a small black cat sleeping on the window ledge, and a guy asleep on one of the two brown couches. When the same woman who’d touched her forehead the day before came out of the kitchen carrying two pieces of cake, Mel wondered if she was going to be asked to leave.

Four more blocks,” Cecily said, as though she was counting them down. ” Mel noted that it was the third time Cecily had used the word home. ” Mel asked. “Yeah, the corner store. Mr. Frohberger was your grandpa Tux’s best friend. ” Mel asked. “No, it was back when I was a kid. ” Mel nodded. She was enjoying this rare event. Cecily was talking about the past and about their life with Gladys and Tux. ” “That’s funny,” Mel said. ” “I wish I did,” Mel said as she looked out the window. It seemed to her that if there had ever been a time to ask the question, the time was now.

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