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#30 : The Sunshine When She's Gone - Thea Goodman


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When Veronica Reed wakes up one frigid January morning, two things are “off”—first of all, she has had a good night’s sleep, which hasn’t happened in months, and second, both her husband and her baby are gone. Grateful for the much-needed rest, Veronica doesn’t, at first, seriously question her husband’s trip out to breakfast with baby Clara. Little does she know, her spouse has fled lower Manhattan, with Clara, for some R&R in the Caribbean.
Told through alternating points of view, The Sunshine When She's Gone explores the life-changing impact of parenthood on a couple as individuals and as partners. Thea Goodman brings us into intimacies made tense by sleep-deprivation and to losses and gains made more real by acknowledging them. Here is the story of a couple pushed to the edge and a desperate father’s attempt give them both space to breathe.


  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition (Mar 5 2013)
  • ISBN: 9780805096620


Author Bio:
Thea Goodman has received the Columbia Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and fellowships at Yaddo and Ragdale; her short stories have appeared in several journals, notably New England ReviewOther Voices and Columbia. Born in New York City, she studied at Sarah Lawrence and earned her MFA from Brooklyn College, CUNY. She has taught writing at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and lives in Chicago with her husband and children.


Review:
First off, there is absolutely nothing funny about this book. I almost feel like that is a little bit of false advertising, since I didn't laugh once or find one thing humorous.
With that said, it was still an alright read. It didn't blow me over with intensity, but I appreciated the maturity of the story. Which I felt it was definitely targeted to a mature audience.
At points, it tended to flip about too much, but it didn't distract too much from what was happening. You could still keep track.
For a quick, contemporary read, this might be exactly what you're looking for.


3/5


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DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I am reading it right now and have yet to find the humor they advertised, too.

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  2. I am worried about the false advertising but you made a very fair review so we'll see...

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  3. I am sorry that you were not that thrilled with this book. But it sounds pretty good to me, and I'd like to read it to see how the rest of the story goes. Thanks for this chance to win it.

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