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Walking on Air

(2004)
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But today I dream of falling...into the crowd of God-struck people. The pale leaves of their faces tilt up and their white limbs rise to catch me as I am passed among the river of their hands, one to another, am kept by them, am kept.

-- from Walking on Air

It is the Depression in America, 1931. Twelve-year-old June is a tightrope walker. Performing in her preacher father's revival shows, June travels through cities, makeshift camps, carnivals, and freak shows. The family has no home, no money, no friends -- and faith that is getting thinner than the air upon which June walks. On her journey June examines her life and is torn between loyalty to her family and their religion, and the life she might have. She comes to understand that discovering what the world has in store for her will require facing old family secrets and making some gut-wrenching decisions.

Walking on Air is a stirring novel of self-examination, as June balances on a literal and figurative tightrope within the rich and tormented landscape of America during the Depression. Facing the problems of her day, June must use her wit, fire, and strong spirit in order to triumph.

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Hardback Editions

March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Walking on Air
Author(s): Kelly Easton
ISBN: 0-689-84875-7 / 978-0-689-84875-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Walking on Air
Author(s): Kelly Easton
ISBN: 1-4424-1437-5 / 978-1-4424-1437-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Walking on Air
Author(s): Kelly Easton
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA