Skye Falling

Skye Falling

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A woman who's used to going solo discovers that there's one relationship she can't run away from in this buoyant novel from the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The Summer We Got Free
Twenty-six and broke, Skye didn't think twice before selling her eggs and happily pocketing the cash. Now approaching forty, Skye moves through life entirely--and unrepentantly--on her own terms, living out of a suitcase and avoiding all manner of serious relationships. Her personal life might be a mess, and no one would be surprised if she died alone in a hotel room, but at least she's free to do as she pleases. But then a twelve-year-old girl shows up during one of Skye's brief visits to her hometown of Philadelphia, and tells Skye that she's "her egg." Skye's life is thrown into sharp relief and she decides that it might be time to actually try to have a meaningful relationship with another human being. Spoiler alert: It's not easy.
Things gets even more complicated when Skye realizes that the woman she tried and failed to pick up the other day is the girl's aunt and now it's awkward. All the while, her brother is trying to get in touch, her problematic mother is being bewilderingly kind, and the West Philly pool halls and hoagie shops of her youth have been replaced by hipster cafes.
Told in a fresh, lively voice, this novel is a relentlessly clever, deeply moving portrait of a woman and the relationships she thought she could live without.

Title:Skye Falling
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984801609
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    Skye Falling Reviews

  • Lex Kent

    This was a good read. It took me a little while to get into the book -more on that later- but once I did, I was hooked. My plan was to read half the book tonight but I read all in one sitting since I ...

  • Taylor Reid

    Skye, a Black queer woman in her late 30s, lives her life unapologetically on her own terms. With her personal life a mess, things get even more complicated when a young girl finds her and says she’...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    So obviously if I enjoy a house on a cover I’m definitely going to be all in when there’s AN ENTIRE CITY on the cover. I have to confess I almost passed this one by after glancing at the synopsis ...

  • Jamie

    I really enjoyed my first book by Mia McKenzie! To start this off I feel a little too white to be able to give this a comprehensive review but I'll do my best! This book follows Skye Ellison, a black ...

  • Larry H

    Mia McKenzie's upcoming novel, Skye Falling , shows that if you push everyone away, you can’t wonder why you’re lonely.⁣⁣When Skye was in junior high school she was voted “Most Likely to ...

  • atlas ?

    DNF @ 36% The main reason I didn't continue was because of the writing style. The story line was fine if not a bit basic. The characters were unlikeable at times. I didn't hate the book at all but at ...

  • Nev

    I loved this book so much! Skye, a queer Black woman in her late 30s, is constantly traveling around the world, living out of a suitcase, and avoiding setting up a stable life in her hometown of Phila...

  • booksandzoe

    I have so much love for this book. The standout factor of this book is the wit. The author is /so funny/, the main character is both super relatable and super cartoonish at the same time. I was laughi...

  • Kristy

    Unique look at the complexities of family and raceSkye travels for a living--nearly a nomad at forty--touching down in her hometown of Philadelphia only occasionally and staying at her friend's bed an...

  • Rhiannon Johnson

    I really wanted to like this novel but I just could not get onboard with the writing style. The slang and turns of phrases feel forced and prevent the character interactions from having depth....