By Stuart Greenbaum

Humble Sky is a story for all of us who look skyward and wonder about the mysterious great beyond. Two such uninhibited minds — Henry Bakersfeld, an ingenious old man living with dementia, and Sherman, a curious young boy living in the Bronx — not only imagine the “infinite” blue yonder but together ultimately discover just how far outer space really goes.

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The characters are beautifully rendered, and the story unfolds with great wit and pathos.

Carla Gardini, Executive Producer, “The Hundred-Foot Journey and numerous other films and TV show with “coming of age” themes

This is a wonderfully thought-provoking, sobering tale that offers plenty of space for interpretation. I was engrossed with every shift of focus and subplot -- from authentic to surreal.

James M. Berklan, Executive Editor, McKnight’s Long-term Care News, a leading national source of information on healthy aging

Such an engaging story. I had a thousand tasks to complete but had to keep reading. I savored every page, from the beginning to the end. The suspense! Loved it, truly.

Juli Thompson, Teacher, Folsom, California
About the author:

Stuart Greenbaum tries to always see the big-picture. A public relations counselor by profession, he has devoted decades to attempting to understand and influence public attitudes and actions on health, education, environment, safety and longevity. He is the author/editor of multiple books (Longevity Rules, Media Takes: On Aging, Before the Age Boom Goes, Educated Public Relations and Set Straight on Bullies, among others), journals, articles and the culture blog Humble Sky (, all of which explore unique perspectives on things — big and small. He lives in Sacramento, California.


Genre: Fiction (novella)
Cover: Paperback (embossed with fold-over flaps)
Pages: 76
Format: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in
Published: 2021


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