Blue Sun, Yellow Sky

Blue Sun Yellow Sky Hailed as One of the best technical painters of our time by an L A Times critic year old Aubrey Johnson is finally gaining traction with her work But as she weaves through what should be a celebra

  • Title: Blue Sun, Yellow Sky
  • Author: Jamie Jo Hoang
  • ISBN: 9781634433709
  • Page: 363
  • Format: ebook
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    Hailed as One of the best technical painters of our time by an L.A Times critic, 27 year old Aubrey Johnson is finally gaining traction with her work But as she weaves through what should be a celebration of her art, a single nagging echo of her doctor s words refuses to stay silent there is no cure In less than eight weeks Aubrey is going blind.Traveling on a one wayHailed as One of the best technical painters of our time by an L.A Times critic, 27 year old Aubrey Johnson is finally gaining traction with her work But as she weaves through what should be a celebration of her art, a single nagging echo of her doctor s words refuses to stay silent there is no cure In less than eight weeks Aubrey is going blind.Traveling on a one way ticket around the world with childhood friend Jeff Anderson, Aubrey is in complete denial But a blindfolded game of tasting foreign foods in China jolts her into confronting the reality of her situation So begins her quest.In this adult coming of age story, Aubrey struggles to make sense of her crippling diagnosis But on her journey she finds a deeper understanding of herself and her life sometimes fragmented and complex, but always with relentless truth.

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    • Melinda says:

      I loved the idea of Hoang causing the peruser deep contemplation. Put yourself in Aubrey’s shoes, imaging yourself in her exact position. Downright heavy and certainly not an easy question to answer. This is a story of the reality and fragility of life, our lives can be easily derailed in an instant, age, gender, race – life is an equal opportunity intruder with good or bad. A very sobering ‘what if’ scenario leaving you lost in thought.I was most impressed as Aubrey struggled with absor [...]

    • Jamie says:

      I wrote it of course I love it! And I hope you will too! Please be sure to check out the Book Trailer on my author page and here: youtu/v88OEMO15kI

    • Alina Cătărău says:

      A few months ago I received a message from an indie author who spoke about her debut novel on Twitter. I was so impressed with the subject of the book that I really wanted to read it, but I was also wondering whether it was going to be a heavy/emotional read or if it was going to be counterbalanced by something else. Here are my thoughts on it.Blue Sun, Yellow Sky is a contemporary novel written by Jamie Jo Hoang, that revolves around the life of Aubrey Johnson, a twenty-seven-year-old painter, [...]

    • Indigo Wilmann says:

      This book is about an artist who learns that she's losing her sight. She takes up a childhood friend's offer to travel around the world with him to see all these amazing places before she won't be able to see them ever again. When I first heard the premise, I wasn't sure about it. Would a book on this topic depress me? I'm happy to say that it didn't. In fact, I loved reading it.I love books that allow me to learn something while enjoying a story. This book taught me about so many of the places [...]

    • Maria says:

      “I’m taking a much needed vacation from my life.”I ran into this book’s author on twitter. One thing led to another and I found myself buying a copy after reading the back cover. For the first time in ages I felt like there was no need to check out the reviews available. I had a good feeling.“What would you do if you learned you’d be going blind in six week?” That’s what Jamie Jo Hoang, the author, asks. Blue Sun, Yellow Sky is Aubrey’s answer. And what a breathtaking one!Aubre [...]

    • Alison says:

      This novel is about 27-year-old Aubrey Johnson, an up and coming artist, who finds out she is going to go blind, within an 6 week period. With a successful show of her work just over, she is terrified thinking how this diagnosis will impact her life and her art in particular. She meets a childhood friend Jeff Anderson, who himself is at a crossroads, and he asks Aubrey if she wants to go along on a trip he had scheduled around the world, China, India, Jordan, Italy, France, Peru and finally Braz [...]

    • Julie Whitley says:

      A talented artist receives a life-changing diagnosis just as her career blooms. In six weeks she will be blind.On a whirlwind tour that takes her around the world, she questions herself on deeper and deeper levels and learns what is important and where her strength lies as she grapples with the pending upheaval. What will happen to her as an artist when it defines how she sees herself and her world? When she has always been fiercely independent, how can she survive alone in the dark?Jamie Hoang [...]

    • Star says:

      Aubrey Johnson has been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease, from which she will go blind. Aubrey’s only 27 and her career as a painter is just taking off when she receives this devastating news from her doctor. She decides to go on an around the world trip with her childhood friend, Jeff Anderson, before she can no longer see the beauty in the world. BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY is the inspirational story of an artist who is about to lose their sight and wants to experience th [...]

    • Eva says:

      Blue Sky, Yellow Sun is a great little book packed with profound thoughts about art and love and the world around us. I loved that Aubrey is the kind of character that felt like she needed to deal with her own baggage before she would ever be ready to take on someone else’s.

    • Melissa Rose says:

      “There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.”― Theodore RooseveltTo say that this book is well-written would be a critical understatement. Blue Sun, Yellow sky was everything I expected it to be, and more.I connected with Jamie on twitter, and when I read the synopsis of her novel, I knew that "Blue Sun, Yellow Sky" was a book that I just HAD to read. So it was much to my joy, that Jamie was looking for reviewers. I was [...]

    • Breanna says:

      There are books that change your thoughts for a brief period of time and then there are books that change you as a person and stick with you for life. This is one of those books. Everyone faces the realization that they could die at any point in time. This book hits you on a whole new level. What if you lose your eyesight and can never see again? You're not dead. Instead, you're living with the realization that you can never see the things you always thought you would be able to see. All those s [...]

    • Kathleen Dunagan says:

      Awesome book!I loved the story line, all the wonderful descriptions of places they went, and Jamie's vulnerability in sharing her story. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because there are several typos and missed words in the book. Otherwise I found it enthralling.

    • Heather says:

      This promising debut from Jamie Hoang tells the story of a talented young painter, Aubrey, who learns she is going blind and takes off with an old childhood friend, Jeff, to travel the world during the last weeks she still has sight. Hoang weaves a sumptuous and accurate tapestry of the sights, smells and sounds of each of the places the two friends visit, throws in a hesitant but comfortable love story, and ends the book on a high note as Aubrey is able to continue to be a celebrated L.A. artis [...]

    • Penny Ogram says:

      I really liked this book and the journey it took you through. The characters were warm and funny, made you think about life and it's uncertainties.I recommend this book for all people who like easy reading

    • Scherryat The Novel Lady says:

      I read a lot of books. So I'm frequently looking for a book that is different. I found one here with Blue Sun, Yellow Sky. This wasn't quite a romance book, although it had a bit of romance in it. It was more of a life adventure book that made me think about what I would do if I was suddenly told that I would lose my vision in a few weeks time. Perhaps I would do the exact thing that Aubrey did and travel around the world, taking it all in. I enjoyed the bits of travel to different countries, es [...]

    • Brienne Dubh says:

      Alright, so this female painter, Aubrey, is on the cusp of her big break and discovers she is losing her sight and will be completely blind in eight to ten weeks. At the same time, she meets up with an old high school (male) friend and decides to spend six weeks travelling the world. Just like anything in life, you have to be in a certain mood for things. When I first picked up Blue Sun, Yellow Sky, I was immediately annoyed by the summary. I was thinking, 'Why am I being told upfront to feel so [...]

    • GalitBalli says:

      Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.ReviewPlot/Story:I love the travel throughout the world and the author did a great job letting us follow Aubrey in her magnificent journey. I will say this that at first I really thought this would be more about the romance and I am beyond happy that it’s more about Aubrey herself. Her struggles and her journey, loved that. I can relate to this plot a lot (a lot). After I’ve been diagnosed I went through a lot of thoughts [...]

    • Amanda ChocolatePages says:

      So, to start this review firstly I have to say… I loved this book, this book is amazing, you should all read this book straight away! Aubrey is a brilliant painter, established and recognised in art galleries as extremely talented. Then she gets the news that she has a medical condition called retinus pigmentosa, in other words, she is going blind and there is no cure. Worse still, it will happen in 6 to 8 weeks. Aubrey decides to do something at this time, quite extraordinary. She decides to [...]

    • Ti says:

      The Short of It:How much does what you see, impact who you are?The Rest of It:This is a question I’ve asked myself over the past few months. The eye issues, the eye injury and then my fear of going blind have all played a role in my anxiety over sight. My father lost his vision at the same age I am now and it’s been a fear of mine for a very long time.So what do I do? I accept a book for review about a young artist who is going blind. Sometimes, books find you at exactly the right point in t [...]

    • Amanda says:

      At first I wasn't sure how I felt about this book. I was reading it, I found it interesting enough, but I didn't feel like it was having any kind of emotional impact on me. I like to read books that have a straightforward, immediately noticeable impact on me, I guess. If it's a romance, then I want to feel that hope that they will get together, If it is a mystery, I enjoy the suspense of not knowing who did it or why. With a thriller, I love the pulse pounding, edge of your seat feeling of not k [...]

    • Mimi Marten says:

      I received this book as a present. I had no previous knowledge about the author or what the book was about.I have a hard time with reviews; many have too many spoilers. Without giving too much away, I will express my opinion about my experience with this novel. The name “BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY” is a fantastic expression. You get immediately intrigued and later on realize how fitting the title is to the story.In the beginning, the plot is a little slow. I was enjoying the story, but I had no em [...]

    • Lynne Spreen says:

      This novel is about a 27-year-old artist who breaks through and is on the verge of making it big-time only to get a diagnosis that should kill her career. In addition, it’s a sweet love story. I enjoyed it very much; in spite of a few typos, it’s very well written and edited. It’s well-paced, pulled me in, and had me looking forward to my evenings with it. A couple of problems, though. Without explaining where their wealth come from, the two main characters live such comfortable lives. For [...]

    • Stacey V says:

      The idea for this novel is catchy. As a traveler, I was drawn to the globetrotting experience, especially the theme of travel for a purpose, travel for self-exploration. I was also drawn to the creative aspect with an artist as the protagonist. For those destinations in the book that I've also visited, I can attest to the writer's accurate description of the tourism, most notably the trek along the Inca trail. Further, after recently interviewing a friend of mine who received a prosthetic eye fo [...]

    • John says:

      The idea of a successful painter going blind really caught my attention. At its core, "Blue Sun, Yellow Sky" successfully combines several themes - it's a travel-buddy adventure, an introspective medical drama, and ultimately a coming-of-age love story. The book is told from the point of view of an award-winning painter named Aubrey; she's slowly going blind. You get to experience the highs, the lows, and the humor in between from her vantage point.The travel aspect of it takes you to a lot of p [...]

    • Ashley Tomlinson says:

      This book was amazing! It was interesting, witty, and even though it could have been very sad, it wasn't. I read this book in one sitting in a matter of hours because I could not put it down. I needed to know what happened and my mind wouldn't rest until I finished it.Aubrey is a very talented artist that finds out she has a rare disease and she will be blind in a matter of weeks. Her old friend, Jeff, whisks her away to go all over the world so she can see everything she can, while she still ca [...]

    • Jennifer Shelby says:

      This is the story of a female artist, Aubrey, who discovers that she will be completely blind within several weeks. Reeling from the shock, she is fortunate to have some cash stashed away and jets off on a trip around the world with a male friend she had lost touch with. She comes to terms with her cruel diagnosis in the shadows of the world wonders, which keeps the book from descending into what could be depressing subject. A tender, yet complicated, romance struggles to bloom in this difficult [...]

    • Underground Book Reviews says:

      4.5 starsBlue Sun, Yellow Sky takes readers on a journey around the world with Aubrey, a rising star in the art world who recently learned she is going blind. In six to eight weeks, her eyesight will be gone. She spontaneously decides to join Jeff, her best friend from high school, and set out on a trip around the world. It is a final feast for her eyes, and she takes in spectacular sights while touring China, India, Jordan, Isreal, Brazil and Peru. Hoang expertly brings readers into these scene [...]

    • Ruth Hill says:

      First of all, this is a book that deals with something that is quite realistic and tragic. However, the author handles the topic with such a poignant grace that I was pretty hooked on the book from the beginning. It was lovely writing, and the story never dragged. Imagining an artist being in the position of the protagonist was quite sorrowful, and I connected with her to a degree since at one time the doctors wondered if I would lose my sight as well.Not that this affects my review, but please [...]

    • Elle says:

      Full review at reviewfromsaturday/bluJamie Jo Hoang’s Blue Sun, Yellow Sky paints a stunning landscape of love, loss, and the fragile balance of life by starting with a simple question: what would you do if you found out you’d be blind in six weeks?Her novel examines how Audrey Johnson chooses to face her diagnosis of Retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease causing the sufferer to gradually go blind over a short period of time. Audrey is a 27-year-old painter who has just begun making h [...]

    • Kate Anslinger says:

      Aubrey Johnson is a 27-year-old technical painter who has a promising career ahead of her. After she has managed to surpass the grief of her parent's death, Aubrey is making a name for herself in the art world. The sun is shining brightly upon her, until she gets some bad news from her doctor-she has been diagnosed with a rare condition that will leave her blind in eight weeks. While in complete denial of this devastating news, Aubrey agrees to travel around the world with her old childhood frie [...]

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