RM Book Lounge – Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer

We all must have remarked at some point about how technology is slowly affecting our personal, human relationships (or lackthereof).  In Lydia Netzer’s first book, the husband of the main character, Sunny, relates best through formulas, rather than personal interaction.  When he becomes stranded in space on a mission to colonize the moon with robots (which he sees as no different from humans), Sunny begins to search for the true meaning of humanity and social interaction.

Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer

“There are certain novels that are just twisty, delightfully so. “Shine, Shine, Shine” is one. In this first novel, Lydia Netzer takes a hard look at being completely human through the eyes of two people who are kinda not.” – Sherryl Connelly, NY Daily News

“Netzer’s debut, about a heavily pregnant woman left to care for her dying mother and autistic son while her Nobel-winning husband travels to the moon, takes the literary concept of charmingly quirky characters to a new level.” – Kirkus Reviews

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Elysha Schickel

After four years of college and creating many answers to the question “So, what next?” Elysha Schickel is starting to figure it all out.  An avid reader who is addicted to researching anything that sparks her interest, and who loves to spread her knowledge to everyone she knows, Elysha is thrilled that at RebelMom, she’s found a way to combine all these interests with her love of writing.   She’s a recent graduate of Providence College with a B.A. in Humanities.

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