A testament to the healing power of unconditional love.

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Explore the true resilience of the heart – and one woman`s determination to find hope in a world fraught with adversity.

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When nine-year-old Nate Carter disappears into a world of his own making, fault lines appear in his once-happy family. As his parents and sister adjust to a new and troubling reality, they are forced to reevaluate everything they thought they knew about themselves and their future together. Heather A. Clark’s wonderful novel, Elephant in the Sky, is a brave and unflinching portrait of childhood mental illness, a meditation on what it means to be a family, and a testament to the healing power of unconditional love.”

— Kate Hilton, author of The Hole in the Middle

It’s Heather’s ability to recreate familiar yet incredibly complex emotions with her words — to feel Ashley’s absolute, overwhelming, desperate love for her son — that makes Elephant in the Sky impossible to put down. You’ll lie awake needing to know if her broken family finds their way.

— Karine Ewart, editor-in-chief of Chatelaine

Clark writes with grace and compassion as she explores the inner worlds of a mother and her son whose mental illness comes to light. You cannot help but fall in love and root for both Ashley and Nate as they navigate and confront mental illness head on. An inspiring book about confronting your fears, and the power of love

— Penny Hicks, publisher of Maclean’s

Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, Elephant in the Sky had me riveted. Clark has done it again, bringing her keen powers of observation to bear on another unique and captivating story. Her ability to capture the voice of both mother and child is impressive and, more importantly, believable. I had a hard time putting this book down, and it stayed with me long after I had read the last sentence.

— Chantel Guertin, bestselling author of Stuck in Downward Dog and The Rule of Thirds

As a working mother of two, I completely identified with Ashley’s constant juggling act which so many of us call “life.” Clark carefully embeds this life/work balance theme in Elephant in the Sky to illustrate how quickly life can go off-kilter. An insightful read that truly hit home.

— Carolyn MacKenzie, anchor, Global News Hour Final

This book is startling in its raw truth while heart-warming in conveying love and family bonding. Clark is brilliant in telling a story while making it so real we believe every note of it. This is not a tear-jerker of a story. It has substance and solid writing behind it. It's one of the best I've read on the subject of childhood mental illness since Clark doesn't choose to make us pity the boy...just love and respect him.

—The Bookish Dame, Book Blogger

Chai Tea Sunday is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. A story about love and loss, it’s real, honest, and compelling. I loved it.

— Chantel Simmons, bestselling author of Stuck in Downward Dog

Life affirming . . . every woman will be able to relate to some part of the journey Heather Clark has created. Through the heartbreak and the happiness, I couldn’t put it down.

— Liza Fromer, Host of Global’s Morning Show

Clark effortlessly takes the reader to the emotional and physical places her characters go, and has written a moving tale about love, loss and caring. The story, like the land in which it takes place, is full of contradictions — both wonderfully sad and beautifully uplifting — and, through layers of dimension and richness, it breathes life into the understanding that most readers have about how people might actually live in Kenya.

— Julie Osborne, deputy publisher, Maclean’s magazine

Heather Clark has painted a picture that so many women will relate to. The main character, Nicky became my best friend while I read the book. She had a story that I so deeply related to‐ I cried when she did and rejoiced in her happiness. I found myself learning lessons that I will apply to my own life. But even above these lessons, I just found myself enjoying a great story of adventure and love.

— Christina Litz, Sr. Director,

As I started reading this book I could not put it down. I was originally drawn to learning about the relationship of Nicky and her husband, then I was torn as they battled difficulty. As Nicky moved her life accross the country to try to regain a sense of herself I packed my bag to join her.

The life lead in Kenya was one I haven`t had the opportunity to glimpse into often and I truly enjoyed the Historical aspects, the understanding of life there and the development of some amazing characters. I was really drawn to Mama Bu and how she leads her life and treads so lightly around the issues of the orphanage. All the while she is really planting the seeds in Nicky for her future and making sure to right the wrongs and better the lives for the children at the orphanage! This was a fantastic book and one I am so glad I got the opportunity to read and review!

— Gina Brown, reader

Chai Tea Sunday is a beautifully written novel about life, love, loss and living. The characters and emotions are so real, and raw, at times I felt that I was experiencing their circumstances first hand. Heather Clark has written an incredible first novel!

— Joanna Track, Founder,

What a great book! I would compare this to Eat, Pray, Love but more realistic. I really couldn`t put it down, the descriptions make you feel like you`re in Africa with the main character. Strongly recommend this book for anyone who needs a reminder to think positively.

— Elina, reader

I absolutely loved this book – from the minute I picked it up I couldn`t stop reading. I finished it in 2 days!

— Amelia, reader

Wow – what a story! It was refreshing to read a book that kept me glued to the pages as I haven`t found one in a very long time. The author did such a wonderful job conveying the emotion of a really difficult plot. I felt like I was drawn into the book, and living the story alongside the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a really good read. It is guaranteed not to disappoint you!!

— Kimberly, reader