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A Little Piece Of Sky

(2000)
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A poignant, powerful debut that combines the deep emotion of The House on Mango Street with uniquely creative storytelling.

Unfolding in a series of tiny vignettes, A Little Piece of Sky introduces an endearing new novelist and a truly unforgettable main character. In the first few chapters we meet a little girl named Song Byrd, who keenly reports on the world around her. She is African American (in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood), unwanted (conceived during an adulterous affair), and poor in the material sense but extraordinarily rich in spirit.

In piercingly insightful prose, Nicole Bailey-Williams takes readers on Song's journey through life as she struggles against outsider status and intense guilt over her mother's murder. Behind it all, places of pure joy, "dreaming the hurt away," and glorious little pieces of sky shine through. Song's tales--and Bailey-Williams's narrative gift--are truly words to treasure.

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Used availability for Nicole Bailey-Williams's A Little Piece Of Sky

Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Little Piece of Sky
Author(s): Nicole Bailey-Williams
ISBN: 0-613-70934-9 / 978-0-613-70934-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Little Piece of Sky
Author(s): Nicole Bailey Williams
ISBN: 0-7679-1216-0 / 978-0-7679-1216-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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June 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Little Piece of Sky
Author(s): Nicole Bailey-Williams
ISBN: 0-9700186-0-6 / 978-0-9700186-0-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sugarene's Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Little Piece of Sky
Author(s): Nicole Bailey Williams
Publisher: Broadway Books
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