Praise and Awards for Fill the Sky
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
FILL THE SKY is the WINNER of a 2017 Independent Press Award
FILL THE SKY selected as a finalist for Story Circle’s Mary Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction
FILL THE SKY selected as a finalist in the Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Award
FILL THE SKY chosen as a Top 10 Debut of 2016
FILL THE SKY chosen as one of the Best Books of October 2016
“For those of us who can’t hop on a flight, Fill the Sky offers magnificent insight into a world not many know.”
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“The masterfully imparted interpersonal tale is all the more evocative against the mesmerizing backdrop of the mystical landscape of Ecuador…Fill The Sky is a heartwarming reminder that the beauty of life lies in the purity of spirit attainable only through living with intention.” Summit Daily Magazine Read the full review
“Though a work of Fiction, it reminded me of the memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, with a few more leading ladies, and a slightly more tangible need to heal. It was a moving affair from start to finish, with feels around every corner, along with the chance of spilled tears. Yes, my friends, there are beautiful moments to stop you in your tracks as well as those times that you’ll feel your heart is about to split in two for oh so many reasons…word to the wise, have a tissue ready just in case.” Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Read the full review.
Fill the Sky “examines our relationships with nature, with our bodies and with others, while addressing big-picture questions such as the meaning of a full life.” New Jersey Monthly Magazine Read the full article.
“Fill the Sky is beautifully written and thoroughly engaging. The setting of the story is almost a fourth character—Sherbrooke’s own experiences traveling to Ecuador and working with the shamans there allow her to richly and vividly paint the scenery with words and describe the ceremonies such that the reader can almost imagine they are participating themselves.” Sweatpants & Coffee Read the full review.
“Wow, another amazing 2016 debut! From the first page of this one, I was totally hooked… This novel is about friendships and about accepting past choices while still and always moving forward. It has a bit of forgiveness but something more powerful that I think transcends words… I loved this book and can’t wait for more from this author.” All Books Considered Read the full review.
“I continued to ponder her characters and their experiences long since turning over the novel’s final page, I can definitively confirm that Sherbrooke accomplishes her goal of sparking conversation and inspiring contemplation.” The Dartmouth Daily Newspaper Read the full review.
“In Fill the Sky Katherine A. Sherbrooke has given us a story about growth, change, and accepting who we are that resonated especially with me, but that I feel would appeal to adult readers of all age groups. It’s a wonderfully rich story that touches on a grim theme – cancer – without making it the only theme. Instead, it’s just one more element to deepen the tale and add layers of meaning.” Bibliotica Read the full review.
“This is a lovely story of friendship and healing. All of the characters were sympathetic and interesting and the setting was so appealing that it made me want to jump on a plane to Ecuador. Save this one for fireside or vacation reading.” Life By Candlelight Read the full review.
“A story about the battle of fate versus volition, about western versus eastern medicine, and most importantly about the expected versus desired roles of a woman, Fill the Sky by Katherine A. Sherbrooke is an exploratory novel that is both moving and riveting.” Centered on Books Read the full review.
“Three women, each with an important question to answer, travel together into a world richly imagined and beautifully rendered to find unconventional answers. This is a deeply moving novel about love, honesty, respect, the unlikely, and the truly possible.” – Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Pilot’s Wife and Stella Baine
“In a journey that’s both literal and spiritual, Fill the Sky takes us to places we seldom dare explore and pushes the boundaries of love, friendship, and healing. Katherine Sherbrooke has a deft understanding of human nature and a painter’s eye for place. A journey every woman should take.” – Brunonia Barry, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lace Reader
“In Fill the Sky Sherbrooke does a wonderful job of cooking up a stew that is one part longtime friendship, one part spiritual healing, and one part ethical dilemma. She presents all three ingredients in a complex, nuanced way that makes the bond among these women as real as the Ecuadorian landscape, and their very different but overlapping problems feel like our own. This is a novel about mature love and difficult choices, about hope and growth, and about the struggle to open ourselves to new ways of understanding the challenge that is being alive in a human body. Taut, smoothly written, beautifully balanced, It kept me engaged from first page to last.” – Roland Merullo, author of Breakfast with Buddha, Lunch with Buddha and Dinner with Buddha
“Fill the Sky is a story of three woman, each on a personal journey to find hope and healing. Kathy Sherbrooke’s insight into friendship–all the slights and secrets, yet more importantly all the love that defines it–propels this novel forward to its deeply satisfying conclusion. Fill the Sky is pure heart and a perfect read for a circle of friends.” – Lynne Griffin, author of Sea Escape and Girl Sent Away
“With compassion and insight, Katherine Sherbrooke skillfully weaves together the stories of three women who travel to the lush mountains of Ecuador in search of healing. Fill the Sky is a moving novel about asking the hard questions, seeking the truth, and our need for connection—to the earth, to our communities and to each other.” – Louise Miller, author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living