Americans in Space

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  • Hardcover
  • 291
  • Americans in Space
  • Mary E. Mitchell
  • English
  • 15 January 2017
  • 0312372450

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Americans in SpaceAmericans in Space Kindle ✓ Americans in PDF or americans download, space pdf, Americans in pdf, Americans in SpaceAmericans in Space eBookLife is a challenge foryear old Kate Cavanaugh, high school guidance counselor to a motley group of at risk students Two years after finding her young husband dead in bed beside her, Kate s storybook life has vanished, and she and her two children are still reeling Her daughter Charlotte, once a sweet girl, has morphed into an angry, tattooed, tongue studded teen and Hunter, Kate s four year old, keeps his feelings sealed tight inside and Americans in PDF or an empty ketchup bottle clasped to his heart When a tragedy occurs at the Alan B Shepard High School, it s Kate who finds herself in need of counsel and guidance What she does next catapults her and her family down an unfamiliar road, on a trajectory into space toward understanding, forgiveness and healing.

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10 thoughts on “Americans in Space

  1. Julie says:

    I highly, highly recommend Mary E Mitchell s new novel, Americans in Space The main character, mother and high school guidance counselor Kate Cavanaugh, is a beautifully rendered Every Woman who feels less like a character on a page andlike an old friend to whom you re lending your ear as she uncovers her bruised heart The combination of humor and pathos Kate embodies as she attempts to make sense of her young widowhood has you rooting for her even in moments when her missteps in managi I highly, highly recommend Mary E Mitchell s new novel, Americans in Space The main character, mother and high school guidance counselor Kate Cavanaugh, is a beautifully rendered Every Woman who feels less like a character on a page andlike an old friend to whom you re lending your ear as she uncovers her bruised heart The combination of humor and pathos Kate embodies as she attempts to make sense of her young widowhood has you rooting for her even in moments when her missteps in managing everything from her teenage daughter s behavior to conversation on a dinner date make you cringe and groan At no point does Mitchell opt for the easy answers for this family, whose struggle to reconfigure itself around their missing father and husband would be an easy stock tear jerker turned triumph story for a lesser writer Their aches are real, but so are their joys, and this is what makes the novel such a compelling read You love this family even when it s at its worst because Mitchell gives you convincing glimpses of what it could be at its best She also gives you some of the most thoughtful sentences you ll read in new fiction, with language so vivid and straightforward that her characters transcend the page and become people you will positively miss when you turn the last page

  2. Marcella says:

    I really enjoyed this one and it would likely be ranked towards the top of the list of books I ve read this year The story of a mother and her two children dealing with grief and learning to now be a family of three I thought the characters were well written, interesting and pretty believable Told from the mothers perspective, I really liked her voice and wanted to read .

  3. Ross says:

    This Sleeper is Slowly Being Discovered Kirkus Reviews writes that Americans in Space arrestingly depicts a family consumed by grief, suggesting that its readers g et out the tissues, but plan on reading this impressive, stirring novel straight through Library Journal, in a starred review, renders its verdict that Mitchell pitches life s hardball themes of death, grief, and redemption with piercing clarity and magically interlaces romance and humor into her family saga Highly recommende This Sleeper is Slowly Being Discovered Kirkus Reviews writes that Americans in Space arrestingly depicts a family consumed by grief, suggesting that its readers g et out the tissues, but plan on reading this impressive, stirring novel straight through Library Journal, in a starred review, renders its verdict that Mitchell pitches life s hardball themes of death, grief, and redemption with piercing clarity and magically interlaces romance and humor into her family saga Highly recommended for contemporary fiction readers Booklist says Mitchell captures the mother daughter angst to perfection, and Kate s struggle to get on with her life with a frank and empathetic lens And, in choosing it as an Indie Next selection for this month, the ABA reviewer writes that Americans in Space will speak to all readers, especially to parents of teens The book is a sleeper, but is available everywhere The first chapter can be read for free online at www.maryemitchell.com

  4. Jen says:

    Excellent story about love, loss, family and how to pick up the pieces and go on Very believable characters.

  5. Michelle says:

    3.5 stars Kate is a guidance counselor at a high school and is still struggling from the unexpected death of her husband two years prior Her teen aged daughter is rebelling and her son, Hunter, at four, clings to empty ketchup bottles as a form of security blanket Kate makes attempts to move on, but becomes frustrated with her own perceived ineptitude at all things involving love When a tragedy occurs with one of the members of her at risk support group, Kate begins her own spiral, trying t 3.5 stars Kate is a guidance counselor at a high school and is still struggling from the unexpected death of her husband two years prior Her teen aged daughter is rebelling and her son, Hunter, at four, clings to empty ketchup bottles as a form of security blanket Kate makes attempts to move on, but becomes frustrated with her own perceived ineptitude at all things involving love When a tragedy occurs with one of the members of her at risk support group, Kate begins her own spiral, trying to find a way out for her and her family This is a look at grief and forgiveness with no simple answers

  6. Annie Robb says:

    Solid writing in a book about family, work, loss, and finding one s way After an ok beginning, it picked up in the 2nd half The protagonist was somewhat overdone, and the book was dated with it s references to MySpace, etc But overall a very readable, relateable, engaging story.

  7. Lydia Presley says:

    I have had Americans in Space on my TBR pile for over two years now When culling through some of my selections from that time I decided, on a whim, to keep this one because the title fascinated me No other reason I just liked the title So, when picking books for a TBR yearly challenge for the blog I put this one on the list again, because I liked the name.I ve read quite a few books on loss and grief and recovery I consider myself to be a fairly good judge of when a book is getting it rig I have had Americans in Space on my TBR pile for over two years now When culling through some of my selections from that time I decided, on a whim, to keep this one because the title fascinated me No other reason I just liked the title So, when picking books for a TBR yearly challenge for the blog I put this one on the list again, because I liked the name.I ve read quite a few books on loss and grief and recovery I consider myself to be a fairly good judge of when a book is getting it right, because I get this feeling in my gut you know, the one that feels like you ve just been kicked Well. my gut is bruised from reading this book.I don t know which characters story affected me , but I m telling you right now mother daughter tension check mother son confusion check This book has just about everything, from dependencies to rebellion to recovery and learning to live life again.So what kept me from making it one of my all time favorite books My issue isn t with the characters, the writing, or the story it s that the book was released with several glaring issues in editing There are words that well aren t words, and phrases that don t end correctly I found one sentence that looked like it stopped mid sentence and another latter half of a different sentence was pieced on to its end That made me feel discouraged that these things could crop up and mar my enjoyment And frankly, for a professional book Editor and all they should not have been there

  8. David says:

    The main character, and both her kids, and all humans, are learning as the story is told about a woman, and her family learning to live in today s society Is the daughter the consequence of what her husband did before he died, with the tattoos, and tongue piercing, at age 14 The son, four years old, wanting to keep a ketchup bottle as enjoyment for the rest of his life The question the mother needs to answer, and the question for every womanwhat is woman s rights, and freedom of speech The main character, and both her kids, and all humans, are learning as the story is told about a woman, and her family learning to live in today s society Is the daughter the consequence of what her husband did before he died, with the tattoos, and tongue piercing, at age 14 The son, four years old, wanting to keep a ketchup bottle as enjoyment for the rest of his life The question the mother needs to answer, and the question for every womanwhat is woman s rights, and freedom of speech Did society learn anything We ll see as the world evolves after this tale of life, and understanding after a teenager s suicide, that had come after the main character s husaband s death The answer though, is being a guidance counsler too, isn t always the answer The answer if her husband had had his way, would be suicide if she had sex againbut maybe that s why he s dead, and we should remember that

  9. Kelly says:

    After reading a review of this book on the Indie List book reviews put out by independent book store owners , I was really looking forward to reading American Space In addition, as a teacher who deals with teenage angst on a regular basis at work, this story of a high school counselor was intriguing to me The book was good, not quite great The Cavanaugh family is still reeling, two years later, from the death of Kyle, patriarch of the family As Kate, Kyle s wife, deals with her own mourning After reading a review of this book on the Indie List book reviews put out by independent book store owners , I was really looking forward to reading American Space In addition, as a teacher who deals with teenage angst on a regular basis at work, this story of a high school counselor was intriguing to me The book was good, not quite great The Cavanaugh family is still reeling, two years later, from the death of Kyle, patriarch of the family As Kate, Kyle s wife, deals with her own mourning, her teenage daughter, Charlotte acts out in an attempt to seek closure and find hope for the future It s an interesting depiction of one family coming to terms with death and anger, eventually finding a renewed hope for what lies ahead

  10. Peggy says:

    A very good book about a disfunctional family grieving the death of the father The children are messed up, the son has attached himself to ketchup bottles and won t let go, the daughter, skips school, gets both a tatoo and a tongue stud The mom a high school counselor, grieves for her husband and shuts herself off from friends, family and the outside world A tragedy at the Allen B Shepard High School, when a young teen committs suicide finally gets the family to accept what has happened and A very good book about a disfunctional family grieving the death of the father The children are messed up, the son has attached himself to ketchup bottles and won t let go, the daughter, skips school, gets both a tatoo and a tongue stud The mom a high school counselor, grieves for her husband and shuts herself off from friends, family and the outside world A tragedy at the Allen B Shepard High School, when a young teen committs suicide finally gets the family to accept what has happened and starts them on the path to wellness A few bumps along the way are very interesting to the plot