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Shine Shine Shine

Netzer, Lydia (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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When fabricated aspects of their picture-perfect world are embarrassingly exposed by a car accident, Sunny Mann, a woman longing for an ideal life, and Maxon, her savant astronaut husband, struggle through blame and fear before confronting realities about their deep bond.
Authors: Netzer, Lydia
Title: Shine shine shine
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,25 cm
Summary: When fabricated aspects of their picture-perfect world are embarrassingly exposed by a car accident, Sunny Mann, a woman longing for an ideal life, and Maxon, her savant astronaut husband, struggle through blame and fear before confronting realities about their deep bond.
ISBN: 1250015073
9781250015075
1250007070
9781250007070
Statement of Responsibility: Lydia Netzer
Subject Headings: Marital conflict Fiction Family secrets Fiction Accidents Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Love stories
Science fiction
Topical Term: Marital conflict
Family secrets
Accidents
Man-woman relationships
LCCN: 2012007426
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Feb 10, 2014
  • tomdance rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

The strength of "Shine, Shine Shine" is the writer's quirky observations on life, but the frequent (seemingly random) flashbacks interrupt story momentum without developing believable characters. The book's fun but extreme premise (which combines bald-from-birth woman, autistic-astronaut husband, autistic son, and Moon robot colony) fails to flow into a dramatic story arc, and we're left with a series of promising but untied vignettes.

Oct 11, 2012
  • Rock_Shadow rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fun, fun, fun

Oct 05, 2012
  • dijolly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

he advanced reading copy of Shine, Shine, Shine has a quote on the front of the book from Sara Gruen, the author of "Water of Elephants" that says "A funny, compelling love story from the freshest voice I've heard in years". This intrigued me to want to read the book. The book grew on me, at first it started slow and I had trouble getting into it, but as I continued to read, the story and the characters pulled me in. It is a true love story, Sunny and Maxon met as kids and in time their friendship blossomed into their own a unique love. Sunny is born without hair, her son Bubber has autism and although it is never said straight out in the book, I'm guessing Maxon has Asbergers. Sunny tries to keep up appearances, she wears a wig and participates in all the neighbourhood social events, but when Sunny gets in a car accident and her wig flies off, she suddenly starts to realize that no one is normal and to be truly happy we have to accept ourselves. At the same time her astronaut husband is in space and he too comes to the realization that he is only human. A heartwarming story of Sunny, Maxon and Bubber, who have their own unique life that is only theirs to live.

Sep 18, 2012
  • mythoughts rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is great - I totally enjoyed it. Unusual story with very sympathetic characters.

Aug 19, 2012
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Quite different. Very interesting, funny, and well-written. Peopled by odd, but believable, characters. They might live next door to you, and you might actually like them, while still considering them slightly off the loop. Here's a new writer to watch, and this is a great book to enjoy.

Aug 01, 2012
  • shanauer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you have read a synopsis of this book, you probably won't read it. BUT it is GOOD... really good. Weird, different, but a great story line and well-told. Read this one this summer!

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