July 17, 2014
What if you found it difficult to communicate with your child, and your husband/partner/best friend/soulmate was so far away it felt like he was in outer space? What if you tried so hard to be the perfect wife and mother that you lost the part of you that matters? Sunny, the heroine of Shine Shine Shine, is facing exactly this, but her problems aren’t just metaphorical — her son can’t speak to her traditionally, her her husband is — literally — in lost in space on a NASA expedition.
Shine Shine Shine is quirky and lovely, strange and totally relatable. Sunny is a woman trying to live up to her name and to what society expects of her without losing herself and her relationships in the process, and that struggle is something anyone can relate to, whether or not we have husbands floating in the ether. Author Lydia Netzer gives us a story that’s serious without being too heavy and quirky without being silly or overdone. This is a book that’s just the thing for a summertime getaway.
The perfect drink to go with it? Our DinoSOUR, a blend of berry tea and lemonade that we designed for kids (hence the dinosaur-themed name) but that’s so delicious we sell more to adults (and to our own Church Street baristas) than to children. The DinoSOUR is the best match for Shine Shine Shine because they’re both refreshing, great for time away from work or school, and just the right blend of sweet and sour.