Sunny Cooper has been running since she was eighteen--from the New Mexican commune where she grew up . . . and from the haunting memory of the freak accident that took the life of her younger sister. Now, at thirty-two, Sunny voices radio spots in Albuquerque while struggling to hold on to a floundering relationship. But when a second tragic accident--and the devastating truths that come to light in its aftermath--turns her world upside down, Sunny runs again.
In the town of Harmony on San Miguel Island, she takes a new job, learns to ride a motorcycle, and makes some surprising new friends. But the past is never far behind. A startling discovery--along with an emotional and revelatory reunion with her estranged mother--is forcing Sunny to step out from the shadows of yesterday to embrace an uncertain future.
“Hendricks has an engaging narrative voice that will pull readers right into this story of a damaged woman who is more resilient than she realizes.”
“[Hendricks] calls to mind Barbara Kingsolver in her affinity for wise women and the power of close female friendships.”