Saturday, March 23, 2013

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The Sunshine When She's Gone by Thea Goodman

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.

Intrigued? Here's some praise:

The Sunshine When She's Gone is a fresh breath of fiction with rich characters and an engrossing plot, in which Goodman makes the drudgery of new parenting seem utterly exciting. . . . a fast-paced, riveting story out of the pitfalls of new parenthood.” – Shelf Awareness (starred)

"Manhattanites, lovers, parents, readers: This gorgeously human novel is not to be missed."-- Redbook Magazine
"On the one hand ... a comedy of manners. . . .On the other hand . . . a darker, raw look at what happens to a person’s identity when nobody’s looking." –, a Book of the Week selection
“A page-turning portrait of a couple in crisis.”— 
“. . . This book is so good. . . Goodman’s language has an understated poetry to it, particularly in illustrating the relentlessness of raising a baby. . .  She is at her best in describing the selfish, often bewildering feelings of new parents handicapped by sleep deprivation, when the constant buzzing irritation of wakefulness twists and magnifies a spouse’s shortcomings into fatal character flaws.” – Chicago Magazine

“Sprightly . . . Like every comedy of errors, this novel makes us wince, then grin with relief.”—More Magazine

"Thea Goodman shines in The Sunshine When She’s Gone."—Vanity Fair
"A deft account of love and its sacrifices."—Marie Claire
"[An] exhausted-new-parent fantasy. . . Readers…laughed a lot."—Elle "Readers’ Prize" Pick, March 2013

LEAVE YOUR NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT SECTION TO WIN. USA ONLY PLEASE! Winner will be contacted Sunday night after 9 p.m.


  1. I'd love to be entered in this great giveaway! kathy(at)

  2. Ah, parenthood...looks like a great title!
    christa at

  3. Looks perfect for me!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful read.

  5. I would love to read this!
    Encgolsen @

  6. This looks great! glogsted AT aol DOT com

  7. Looks like a great book. Michelle James -

  8. Wow, sounds pretty crazy, but fun. I love the cover too, please enter my name in the draw. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  9. Thanks for the chance :)