A transcendent story about risk and the pursuit of happiness, family, and the bond between brothers that explores how Colten Moore, in the wake of the devastating freestyle accident that killed his older brother, Caleb, at Aspen‘s Winter X-Games, returns to chase gold, and more importantly, find himself.
“Colten [Moore] and journalist [Keith] O’Brien (Outside Shot) vividly chronicle the Moore brothers’ rise to fame, their switch from ATVs to snowmobiles, the rewards and challenges of their profession, and the dangers of their chosen sport. The tone is honest, natural, and more sophisticated than readers might expect, making this an early contender for 2016’s top sports books.”
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
“Far more than a story of sports—this is a brilliant slice of American life, a classic tale of a couple of good old boys who dared to fly, dared to dream big, and paid a terrible price. Catching the Sky is a white-knuckle ride you’ll never forget.”
—JONATHAN EIG, author of Luckiest Man
“From the first page of Catching the Sky to the last, I thought the Moore brothers and everyone around them were stone crazy. But the story is so well told that I couldn’t stop reading, and by the end, even I—a total skeptic—could see a flash of nobility in the crazy urge to fly a snowmobile.”
—JAMES TOBIN, author of To Conquer the Air:
The Wright Brothers and the Race for Flight
“Watching the X-Games is a little bit like reading Catching the Sky. Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Journalist Keith O’Brien pulls a story out of snowmobiler Colten Moore that is filled with brisk tension, real emotion, and heart-stopping action.”
—DOUG MOST, author of
The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the
Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway
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