An acclaimed first novel by two award-winning New Mexico writers,
Sunlight and Shadow is a story of family, friendship, and what it
really means to have hope. "Everything is going well for San Diego
restaurateur Abby Silva. She is four months pregnant, and her
husband Bobby is finished with his last tour as a Navy submariner,
but their happiness is interrupted by a brutal robbery, followed by
Bobby's father's sudden death. Bobby and Abby's mixed marriage
angered their families. Her wealthy white parents disowned her
after she married a Hispanic, and Bobby's father felt that his son
was denying his heritage. Now Bobby wants Abby to have the baby in
the tiny New Mexico town of Esperanza where he grew up so she can
experience the feeling of 'La Familia, ' where everyone helps one
another. Abby reluctantly agrees, then Bobby mysteriously
disappears. The neighbors gather around to help, and new
entanglements ensue in this wonderful first novel by two talented
authors who vividly bring to life the beauty of New Mexico and its
people."-Booklist "Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl are vivid and sensual
writers. From raising goats to making tortillas, life on a farm in
Esperanza is beautifully described. Sunlight and Shadow captures
the complexities of rural life in New Mexico and presents an
intriguing mix of Anglo and Hispanic characters. The plot is
fascinating and the characters are well developed. It's a wonderful
book."-Judith Van Gieson "Filled with emotion. A real winner of a
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