Advance reader reviews of Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer.

Shine Shine Shine

A Novel

By Lydia Netzer

Shine Shine Shine
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2012,
    320 pages.

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  • Shelby L. (Hamden, CT)


    Touching and tender read
    When all about you is not "normal"...how do you "fit in".

    This is the story of Sunny, a woman born without any hair, her husband Maxon, an abandoned boy who grows up to be a savant genius and their son Bubber, who is autistic. It would appear that all is against them yet Sunny's deep love, understanding and compassion which she learned from her mother Emma, keeps them welded to each other.

    The story is at times funny, heartwarming and suspenseful. I don't want to reveal any of the plot except to say that Maxon plans to colonize the moon with robots...a little out there for a love story.

    Lydia Netzer has written a smart, imaginative book. I don't ever remember reading anything like it although there were moments that works of John Irving came to mind.

    I highly recommend it.
  • Joan P. (Owego, NY)


    Shine, Shine, Shine
    The lesson learned from this book is things aren't what they seem. Could Sunny have more problems- strange astronaut husband- autistic child- and a mother in a coma? Yet she seemed to be able to handle anything that came her way. Once she began to wear a wig to deny her baldness, she built a world that seemed normal. An accident tore the wig from her head anther facade crumbled and she faced her true self.
    The premise of the novel is intriguing but I was confused by the flashbacks and wished the ending had been clearer and morer conclusive.
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