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The Night Sky: A Novel

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The Night Sky is a moving novel about the solitary moral courage of a women raising a child alone and the complex resilience of family. Ivy Slovak is a jewelry designer and artist whose days are absorbed by the struggle to make an unreliable paycheck cover the needs of her infant son. Hungry for the freedom of the world outside her window, Ivy is haunted by the memory of h ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 15th 1997 by Picador
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Nikki Gourneau
Jan 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like chik lit.
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As a child Ivy's mother and little sister Sam, leave and Ivy never sees them again. Ivy struggles with her own demons of being abandoned by her mother and the constant thoughts of wondering what happen to her Mom and sister.
When Ivy becomes a mother herself, she is reminded of her childhood and comes to terms what it is to really be a parent.
Monica
Sep 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
This book is also available under the title "A Mother's Love." I wish I had realized that before I had bought it off of Amazon, thinking it was one of Morris' novels I hadn't read. (I hadn't read it as "A Mother's Love," either, but now I have a copy out of the library.)

It was ok. The story of a single mother, whose own mother abandoned her when she was a child, struggling to make ends meet in NY. I like Mary Morris' books a lot, but this was not one of my favorites.
Sharon Huether
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A young mother ( Ivy) lives with the haunting memory and her missing mother and sister.
She lacks confidence and trust as she is a new mother and not knowing which path of life to choose
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I was born in Chicago and, though I have lived in New York for many years, my roots are still in the Midwest and many of my stories are set there. As a writer my closest influences are Willa Cather and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I travel as much as I can and travel fuels everything I do. When I travel, I keep extensive journals which are handwritten and include watercolors, collage as well as text. All ...more
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