When Veronica Reed wakes up one frigid January morning, two things are “off”-first of all, she has had a good night’s sleep, which hasn’t happened in months, and second, both her husband and her baby are gone. Grateful for the much-needed rest, Veronica doesn’t, at first, worry about their disappearance. But little does she know, her spouse and daughter have left for some R&R in the Caribbean. Told through alternating points of view, The Sunshine When She's Gone is a fresh, funny, and wisely observed debut novel about a couple pushed to the edge and a desperate father’s attempt to give them both space to breathe. Thea Goodman has received the Columbia Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and fellowships at Yaddo and Ragdale; her short stories have appeared in several journals, notably New England Review, Other Voices, and Columbia. She has taught writing at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and lives in Chicago with her husband and children.