JUST BEYOND THE CLOUDS
Kingsbury's sequel to A Thousand Tomorrows delivers a heartfelt story
of family and finding love again. It
easily stands alone, but would be enhanced by reading the other book first. Cody's protective attitude toward his brother is frustrating but easy
for the reader to identify with.
Cody Gunner is at a crossroads in his life. The bull-riding circuit doesn't appeal anymore, so he decides to come home and maybe start up a gym for Down syndrome adults like
his brother Carl Joseph. Carl Joseph attends a center with the goal of becoming independent, which Cody finds difficult to believe is possible. Can the instructor, Elle Dalton, convince him of Carl Joseph's need for independence? And is it possible
Cody will find love again? (CENTER STREET, Aug., 352 pp., $14.99)