Amanda Skenandore, author of BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY, on tour April/May 2018

Posted By on February 9, 2018

Join us for an Instagram tour followed by a review tour for

Between Earth and Sky! 

About Between Earth and Sky

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Kensington (April 24, 2018)

In Amanda Skenandore’s provocative and profoundly moving debut, set in the tragic intersection between white and Native American culture, a young girl learns about friendship, betrayal, and the sacrifices made in the name of belonging.

On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma’s childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry—or Asku, as Alma knew him—was the most promising student at the “savage-taming” boarding school run by her father, where Alma was the only white pupil. Created in the wake of the Indian Wars, the Stover School was intended to assimilate the children of neighboring reservations. Instead, it robbed them of everything they’d known—language, customs, even their names—and left a heartbreaking legacy in its wake.

The bright, courageous boy Alma knew could never have murdered anyone. But she barely recognizes the man Asku has become, cold and embittered at being an outcast in the white world and a ghost in his own. Her lawyer husband, Stewart, reluctantly agrees to help defend Asku for Alma’s sake. To do so, Alma must revisit the painful secrets she has kept hidden from everyone—especially Stewart.

Told in compelling narratives that alternate between Alma’s childhood and her present life, Between Earth and Sky is a haunting and complex story of love and loss, as a quest for justice becomes a journey toward understanding and, ultimately, atonement.

About Amanda Skenandore

Amanda Skenandore is a historical fiction writer and registered nurse. In writing Between Earth and Sky, she has drawn on the experiences of a close relative, a member of the Ojibwe Tribe, who survived an Indian mission school in the 1950s. Between Earth and Sky is Amanda’s first novel. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Readers can visit her website at

Connect with Amanda

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Amanda Skenandore’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Instagram tour:

Monday, April 30th: @booknerdnative

Tuesday, May 1st: @readingbringsjoy

Wednesday, May 2nd: @angelerinsbookobsession

Wednesday, May 2nd: @bookishconnoisseur

Thursday, May 3rd: @girlsinbooks

Friday, May 4th: @booksonherbrain

Saturday, May 5th: @somekindofalibrary

Sunday, May 6th: @prose_and_palate


Review tour:

Monday, April 23rd: Bookish Forever and @bookish_forever

Tuesday, April 24th: Laura’s Reviews

Friday, April 27th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Monday, April 30th: Girl Who Reads

Wednesday, May 2nd: Broken Teepee

Thursday, May 3rd: Kritter’s Ramblings

Friday, May 4th: View from the Birdhouse

Monday, May 7th: @ladyofthelibrary

Wednesday, May 9th: The Sketchy Reader

Friday, May 11th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Monday, May 14th: Midwest Ladies Who Lit and @mwladieswholit

Wednesday, May 16th: Kahakai Kitchen

Friday, May 18th: Patricia’s Wisdom


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