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The Hard Blue Sky

by Shirley Ann Grau

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"An arresting and beautifully written novel" about a young woman who yearns to escape her life in Louisiana, by a Pulitzer Prize–winning author (TheNew York Times).

West of New Orleans among a few small Gulf islands lies the Isle aux Chiens, a tiny, impoverished strip of land burdened by intolerable heat and roaming packs of wild dogs. Here a handful of Creole families eke out a meager existence by fishing the Gulf waters. Such is the fate of Al Landry and his seventeen-year-old daughter, Annie. All Annie has ever known is the wild sea, but she longs for other people and places, including the glamor of life in the Big Easy. When a cruel, handsome man from the city passes through, he kindles Annie's fantasies for a life beyond the island. Soon, the young girl faces a decision: remain planted in the predictable life she has always known, or toss it all aside for her dreamed-of adventure.

The Hard Blue Sky is Grau's debut novel, establishing her as a chronicler of bayou life and the complexities of the Deep South's most impoverished corners.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.


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Publisher: Open Road Media

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  • Release date: April 10, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781453247242
  • Release date: April 10, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781453247242
  • File size: 1724 KB
  • Release date: April 10, 2012

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"An arresting and beautifully written novel" about a young woman who yearns to escape her life in Louisiana, by a Pulitzer Prize–winning author (TheNew York Times).

West of New Orleans among a few small Gulf islands lies the Isle aux Chiens, a tiny, impoverished strip of land burdened by intolerable heat and roaming packs of wild dogs. Here a handful of Creole families eke out a meager existence by fishing the Gulf waters. Such is the fate of Al Landry and his seventeen-year-old daughter, Annie. All Annie has ever known is the wild sea, but she longs for other people and places, including the glamor of life in the Big Easy. When a cruel, handsome man from the city passes through, he kindles Annie's fantasies for a life beyond the island. Soon, the young girl faces a decision: remain planted in the predictable life she has always known, or toss it all aside for her dreamed-of adventure.

The Hard Blue Sky is Grau's debut novel, establishing her as a chronicler of bayou life and the complexities of the Deep South's most impoverished corners.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.


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