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Sam McAuley isn’t having a great start to the summer. Served with papers? Great. He’s being sued. Perfect, pristine yard overrun with chickens? What the—? Clearly, the new guy running the animal rehabilitation centre next door has no idea what he’s doing.

It’s one town to the next, one school to the next, one job to the next for Bo Novak. Everything is temporary. Even his current job—running his sister’s animal rehab centre while she’s away on a four-month leave—is temporary. And he does know what he’s doing, thank you very much. Sure, things don’t always run smoothly, but the stick-in-the-mud next door could be a little nicer about it.

One overheard conversation, an olive branch, and a baseball game might show these guys that being at odds isn’t really what they want, and that what they want might just be each other.

[As Big as the Sky was first published in August 2017. This new edition has a brand new cover but no content changes.]

 Publisher: MLR Press

 Release date: August 4, 2017

 Cover design: Melody Pond

 Original blurb:

Sam McAuley is having a rough start to the summer: Not only is he being sued, but the new guy running the animal rehabilitation center next door has no idea what he’s doing and his runaway chickens constantly end up in Sam’s pristine yard.

Everything is temporary for Bo Novak. For as long as he can remember, it’s been one town to the next, one school to the next, one job to the next. Even his current job—running his sister’s animal rehab center while she’s away on a four-month leave—is temporary. And he does know what he’s doing, thank you very much. Sure, things don’t always run smoothly, but the stick-in-the-mud next door could be a little nicer about it.

One overheard conversation, an olive branch, and a baseball game might show these guys that being at odds isn’t really what they want, and that what they want might just be each other.

 

Let’s cut to the chase. I shall be buying more books by this author. The language is beautiful, the writing spare and sensitive. I don’t know anything about Amy Aislin, but I feel a little bit happier living in the same world as a writer such as her.

Angus

Reviewer, Goodreads

I enjoyed this a lot!… Amy Aislin manages to pack a lot of different things into this story without it being too much. I was surprised at how much depth there is to the story considering that it’s only 140 pages long. I became so engrossed while reading that I didn’t put it down until I’d finished all of it.

Susan

Reviewer, Xtreme Delusions

I highly recommend As Big as the Sky. It was a nice light read. I would actually call it a comfort read. It’s the sort of book you’ll save and go back to over and over when you want to have a smile or a laugh. Definitely get this one.

Kenna

Reviewer, Joyfully Jay