The Sunshine When She's Gone

The Sunshine When She's Gone

Book - 2013
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A fresh, funny, and wisely observed debut novel about marriage-about the love, longing and ambivalence exposed when a husband takes the baby on a highly unusual outing

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.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805096620
Branch Call Number: GOODMAN T
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 cm.


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Mar 14, 2015

So this was another "Blind Date" book, and at first it seemed our "date" was going well. I was interested in the main characters, John & Veronica and what would make him take their 6 month old daughter away. It's very scary and personal to me as I have a 7 month old son. Then our date got worse, I began to hate the two main characters who are selfish, irresponsible, and honestly probably shouldn't have a child! By the time our "date" ended, I was very relieved! :/


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