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Shine, Shine, Shine
by Lydia Netzer
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I was good with this quirky story up until the last few pages. Maybe it was how the author alluded to future, but I got a little confused on if everything was really happening or if it was just a hallucination. A more clearly defined ending would have made this a pick for me. ( )
This book is about a bald woman, who has been dearly loved her whole life.
This book is about being an unusual child, and about being a parent of an unusual child.
This book is about living in normal house in a normal suburb with normal neighbors, who are not normal.
This book is about love.
This book is about numbers, and formulas, and robots.
This book is about stretching out blissfully naked in the sun on a large, comfortable rock.
This book is about loss, and about heartbreak, and about resilience. This book is about a rocket ship to the moon.
humoan comedy/love story. autistic savant/astronaut engineer falls in love with bald girl/childhood friend.
I couldn't get through it, as I found it too depressing. Moving on...
Fantastic. I rarely read books slowly, but this one I did, over several months. Compelling and beautiful, and actually made me cry.
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ANew York Times Notable Book! "Over the moon with a metaphysical spin. Heart-tugging...it is struggling to understand the physical realities of life and the nature of what makes us human....Nicely unpredictable...Extraordinary." --Janet Maslin,The New York Times When Maxon met Sunny, he was seven years, four months, and eighteen-days old. Or, he was 2693 rotations of the earth old. Maxon was different. Sunny was different. They were different together. Now, twenty years later, they are married, and Sunny wants, more than anything, to be "normal." She's got the housewife thing down perfectly, but Maxon, a genius engineer, is on a NASA mission to the moon, programming robots for a new colony. Once they were two outcasts who found unlikely love in each other: a wondrous, strange relationship formed from urgent desire for connection. But now they're parents to an autistic son. And Sunny is pregnant again. And her mother is dying in the hospital. Their marriage is on the brink of imploding, and they're at each other's throats with blame and fear. What exactly has gone wrong? Sunny wishes Maxon would turn the rocket around and come straight-the-hell home. When an accident in space puts the mission in peril, everything Sunny and Maxon have built hangs in the balance. Dark secrets, long-forgotten murders, and a blond wig all come tumbling to the light. And nothing will ever be the same.... A debut of singular power and intelligence,Shine Shine Shine is a unique love story, an adventure between worlds, and a stunning novel of love, death, and what it means to be human. Shine Shine Shine is aNew York Times Notable Book of 2012.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century