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About this author

Lydia Netzer lives in Virginia with her two children and husband.

Her first novel, Shine Shine Shine, was published by St. Martin's Press. It's an IndieNext Pick, a SIBA Okra Pick, a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, Amazon's Spotlight Book in Best Books of July 2012, a People's Pick in People Magazine, and a NYT Notable Book.

Her new novel, How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky, will be published by St. Martin's Press in July 2014.

You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook or visit her web site for more info.


Recently we moved.

Instead of wisely and slowly sifting through our possessions first, and taking only what we wanted to keep, we paid movers to pack everything into boxes and bring it here, to the new house, where we would dutifully sort as we unpacked. We moved in a hurry. Living in that old house after our new one was bought seemed like continuing to live with that guy you've broken up with a... Read more of this blog post »
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Shine Shine Shine
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Everybody's Baby: A Novella
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"With her astronaut husband stranded in space, suburban mom Sunny Mann hides her baldness under a wig and her family's quirks from the neighbors in Shine Shine Shine." ...More

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" This book had some of the most unique characters I have ever read and it was such an interesting premise for a storyline that I couldn't wait to see how this story worked out. I'm sad that I didn't connect with this one the way that I had hoped af... " Read more of this review »
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" Charmingly quirky, this proved to be a novel I couldn't put down. Others may find the characters to be far-fetched, but I found them to be imminently relatable (but I am a scientist). I thought that Sunny, as a woman trapped by the role of motherh... " Read more of this review »
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" I nearly walked away from this book after 2 chapters, but since I hold the folks who recommended this book in high-regard, I decided to give it another chance. And boy I am glad that I did. Unlike other reviewers, I do not feel the characters are... " Read more of this review »
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“There are three things that robots cannot do," wrote Maxon. Then beneath that on the page he wrote three dots, indented. Beside the first dot he wrote "Show preference without reason (LOVE)" and then "Doubt rational decisions (REGRET)" and finally "Trust data from a previously unreliable source (FORGIVE).”
Lydia Netzer, Shine Shine Shine

“When you are sitting on a three-legged stool and you've kicked out all three legs, but you're still sitting upright, must you assume that you're so good, you levitate? Or must you assume that you were sitting on the ground all along?”
Lydia Netzer, Shine Shine Shine

“She thought, Ours is one of the epic loves of our generation. Possibly of all time. Who cares if no one sees it, walking by? This story is s a love song. Who cares if history won't remember?”
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“I admonish Your Majesty, as the woman who gave you life and loves you like no other, to behave always in a manner that safeguards your immortal soul. Seek God's glory in the Holy Land rather than your own, that I may see you in heaven if never again in France.”
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“When you are sitting on a three-legged stool and you've kicked out all three legs, but you're still sitting upright, must you assume that you're so good, you levitate? Or must you assume that you were sitting on the ground all along?”
Lydia Netzer, Shine Shine Shine

“These experiences were not lodged in Maxon's memory. They were not allowed to stay there.”
Lydia Netzer, Shine Shine Shine

“The tragedy of her father's absence had never actually been an acutely tragic event for her. As she grew up and came to understand the world, he was a part of it. An already dead part. His absence was the landscape of her family. Increasingly, as the years went on, she didn't really know what she was missing, but that didn't stop her from missing it. She fixated on him. She prayed to him. She attempted to research him, found obscure publications of his in scientific journals. The language was so formal, she could barely understand it. But she told herself, This is familiar. This is mine, bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh. She thought, There was a feeling he had, when he wrote this, when he was alive. He communicated it to me, even though everyone who reads this article only gets a lot of information about this scientific test subject, and his reaction to all these oils. She dreamed her father was still out there [ . . . though] her belief that her father was still living did not stop her from telling stories about his death.”
Lydia Netzer, Shine Shine Shine

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