We Own the Sky

A Novel

by Luke Allnutt

On Sale: 02/05/2019

We Own the Sky

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We Own the Sky

A Novel

by Luke Allnutt

On Sale: 02/05/2019


About the Book

“Powerful, touching, and poignant, this family’s love story had me in tears.” —Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost

A triumphant story of a father and his little boy—and a love that knows no limits.

Rob Coates is a survivor.

He’d thought he’d won the lottery of life—a beautiful home, an incredible wife Anna, and their precious son Jack, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when tragedy befalls his family, Rob becomes his own worst enemy, pushing away all he holds dear. With his world now suddenly just outside of his grasp, Rob turns to photography, capturing the beautiful skyscrapers and clifftops he used to visit—memories of the time when his family was happy. And just when it feels as though there’s nowhere left to turn, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to reclaim the joy and love he thought he’d lost.

Deeply emotional, beautifully written, and filled with tremendous heart, We Own the Sky is a soaring debut about the strength of the human spirit and the boundlessness of love. It is a stunningly honest reminder of life’s greatest gifts, showing how even a broken heart can learn to beat again.

Critical Praise

“Anyone who wishes David Nicholls would write faster needs to grab this with both hands. It's a truly stunning achievement.” —Jill Mansell, bestselling author of This Could Change Everything

A brave and intense novel.” —Val Emmich, author of Dear Evan Hansen

“[T]ender and raw… as personal as a friend’s heartfelt admissions.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Funny, heartfelt and honest.” —Bookpage

"A heartbreak of a novel filled with love, sorrow, pain, and—ultimately—hope…. Powerful, touching, and poignant, this family's love story had me in tears." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost

“[E]choes of David Mitchell, Jodi Picoult, and John Green.”—Grazia

“This heartbreaking story of a father’s love that defies all reason takes off on the first page and never touches down.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Two If by Sea

"A breathtaking read that describes perfectly the joy and pain that comes with loving fully and all the compassion and forgiveness it requires. Brimming with hope to the very end." —Steven Rowley, bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus

“Gut-wrenching, powerful, and yes, you want to buy copies for friends because this is the kind of book you'll have to share.” —Caroline Leavitt, bestselling author of Pictures of You

“[An] emotional novel of love, loss, and hope…. Allnutt teaches us to cherish the simple things in life and that sometimes the only way to keep going is to share your story.” —Library Journal

“Heartrending.” —Booklist

“[A] beautiful, hugely emotional story. And while you’ll definitely need tissues, it’s the feeling of hope that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” —The Sun

“A heartbreaking read about love and loss. Have your tissues handy.” —Bella Magazine

“Prepare to have your heart wrenched by this emotion-drenched story.” —Sunday Mirror

“There is a raw authenticity to this stunning novel.” —The People (UK)

“Just when you thought you’d put away the tissues, along comes a story of love, loss and hope to tough your heart.”—My Weekly

Heartbreaking and devastating and complicated, We Own the Sky offers something remarkable: light in the darkest dark and redemption where there ought to be none." —Laurie Frankel, bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

“Beautifully rendered and profoundly moving, We Own the Sky illustrates the lengths we’ll go to for those we love. Luke Allnutt is a major new talent.” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

“A haunting, heartbreaking and human novel.” —Viola Shipman, bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet

“A gorgeously written, heart-wrenching novel.... Allnutt is a masterful storyteller.” —Lori Nelson Spielman, bestselling author of The Life List

“A visceral, heart-breaking portrait of a father.” —Jem Lester, author of Shtum

“This book will break your heart, but repair it too…. It made me hold my loved ones a little bit closer.” —Katie May, author of The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club

“Both movingly tender and unflinchingly honest, We Own the Sky is story that will stay with me.” —Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister

We Own the Sky is a life-affirming yet heart-breaking wonder of a book about love in all its forms…. It is one of the most raw and honest novels I've read in a long time.” —Katie Marsh, author of My Everything

“Deeply affecting. A beautiful, remarkable book.” —Lucy Diamond, author of The Secrets of Happiness

“Utterly beautiful, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting.” —Rachael Lucas, author of The State of Grace

“This book brims over with empathy…. Beautiful and irresistible.” —Clare Swatman, author of Before You Go -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778307709
  • ISBN 10: 0778307700
  • Imprint: Park Row
  • On Sale: 02/05/2019
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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