South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016 & 2017

Search for your favourite author or book

We Walked the Sky

ISBN 
9780451480804
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R195.00
Published 
June 2019
About the book: 

A stunning, multigenerational story about two teenagers: Victoria, who joins the circus in 1965, and her granddaughter, Callie, who leaves the circus fifty years later. Perfect for fans of This is Us. 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.

Other titles by this author 

Others also viewed

130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty,  Plenty...
You never forget your first love. 18 years ago, Olivia learned to live without Sean Kenyon....
A fascinating read that will appeal to anyone interested in the volatile history of the country...
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG   A world at stake. A...