River City Reading Review: “Race Across the Sky is original, beautifully executed and should be in the hands of as many readers as possible.”

August 7, 2013

I thought I would share a nice review.

While Race Across the Sky may seem like a novel about marathon runners and drug companies, its core is much deeper and more intricate.

Sherman manages to use two science-centered topics to hold up the inner workings of his book; themes of family, morality, and truth, which make the story feel incredibly human. As the novel progresses, it becomes clear that Sherman has a talent for finding and highlighting the beauty in small, seemingly insignificant moments that others might miss.

Despite the fact that I am definitely not a runner or a scientist, I found myself begging for just one more chapter through my whole reading experience. Though their situations and lives are extreme, Sherman’s characters feel undoubtedly real and they are hard to let go of. Race Across the Sky is an original, well researched and beautifully executed debut that should be in the hands of as many readers as possible.