How Much Big Is the Sky is a mother’s searingly melodic and eloquent love song to her teenage son, Ryan, following his sudden death resulting from a car crash. Sherry Chapman captures the intimacy and immediacy of her experience with a rare combination of profound tenderness, literary skill, and raw candor. This stunning account of love and loss is structured in five parts resembling the various stages of grief. From the sudden blow of an early morning phone call to a mother’s frantic advocacy to her final reflections on what remains, this book is unforgettable.
How Much Big Is the Sky: A Memoir of a Mother’s Love and Unfathomable Loss