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A witty and winning new voice comes alive in this infectious road trip adventure with a rock and roll twist  Shapiro’s debut blends the emotional nuance of Elena Ferrante with the potent nostalgia of High Fidelity in a story of two women one rich and alluring the other just another planet in her dazzling orbit and their fervid and troubled friendshipFrom the distance of a few yards there might be nothing distinctive about Lee Parrish nothing you could put your finger on and yet if she were to walk into a room you would notice her And if you were with her I’d always thought you could walk into any roomFor uiet cautious and restless college freshman Vivi This is the second book I have read recently about a complicated relationship between two women who first became friends in university The first one was She Poured Out Her Heart which I didn't love but which certainly engaged me on several levels In contrast I felt like I kept losing the thread of The Sun in Your Eyes Lee is the daughter of a famous musician who died when she was 5 years old Viv is her somewhat awe struck friend There is also Andy who started off as Lee's friend and ends up as Viv's husband In their early 30s Viv accompanies Lee on a road trip to find out about Lee's father and how he died The story is told from their alternating points of view and moves back and forth in time Their friendship has had highs and lows and as the narrative unfolds it becomes less clear who has the upper hand in the relationship but what is clear is that this is friendship is fraught and full of wounds and scars The concept isn't bad and there are some scenes that are really well done but to me the book didn't hold together particularly well I didn't really like Lee or Viv nor did they feel like fully dimensional characters it was also hard to understand what had drawn them together in the first place And it felt like two storylines awkwardly meshed together the women's friendship and Lee's uest to understand her father I do find it interesting that both books about female relationships seemed to be driven by a need to de romanticize female friendship explore ways in which women are capable of hurting each other interesting but imperfectly executed Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for an opportunity to read an advance copy Global Forensic Cultures: Making Fact and Justice in the Modern Era this infectious road Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing: How to Harness AI and Maintain the Competitive Edge trip adventure with a rock and roll The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent twist  Shapiro’s debut blends Cracking The Code: My Journey To Bollywood the emotional nuance of Elena Ferrante with Baby-Led Weaning, Completely Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition: The Essential Guide—How to Introduce Solid Foods and Help Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater the potent nostalgia of High Fidelity in a story of Black Reign Saga two women one rich and alluring Captured by the Alien Savage the other just another planet in her dazzling orbit and Bayou Bad Boys their fervid and Bayou Bad Boys troubled friendshipFrom Just the Way You Are the distance of a few yards The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century there might be nothing distinctive about Lee Parrish nothing you could put your finger on and yet if she were Our Gandhi: Child of Fear to Man of Freedom to walk into a room you would notice her And if you were with her I’d always Driven To Murder thought you could walk into any roomFor uiet cautious and restless college freshman Vivi This is Driven To Murder the second book I have read recently about a complicated relationship between Beg for Mercy two women who first became friends in university The first one was She Poured Out Her Heart which I didn't love but which certainly engaged me on several levels In contrast I felt like I kept losing Jack-in-the-Box the Wojna polsko-jaruzelska: stan wojenny w Polsce 13 XII 1981-22 VII 1983 thread of The Sun in Your Eyes Lee is Waiting For a Girl Like You (Drawn to the Rhythm, the daughter of a famous musician who died when she was 5 years old Viv is her somewhat awe struck friend There is also Andy who started off as Lee's friend and ends up as Viv's husband In Waiting For a Girl Like You their early 30s Viv accompanies Lee on a road The Chemistry Redemption trip Hit and Run (Blue Sox, Book 3) to find out about Lee's father and how he died The story is I Was Your Fool told from The Loved Dead And Other Tales their alternating points of view and moves back and forth in One September Morning time Their friendship has had highs and lows and as Ladyhawke the narrative unfolds it becomes less clear who has Killer's Law the upper hand in Visible Lives: A Tribute To E. 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An Feld real life begins the day she moves in with the enigmatic Lee Parrish daughter of died too young troubadour Jesse Parrish and model turned fashion designer Linda West and her audiophile roommate Andy ElliottWhen a one night stand fractures Lee and Andy’s intimate rapport Lee turns to Viv inviting her into her glamorous fly by night world an intoxicating mix of Hollywood directors ambitious artists and first class everything It is the beginning of a friendship that will inexorably shape both women as they embark on the rocky road to adulthoodMore than a decade later Viv is married to Andy and hasn’t heard from Lee in three years Suddenly Lee reapp When I was younger I was told by a wise woman that men come and go throughout a woman’s life but I should hold on to my girlfriends Your really good girlfriends will always be there for you through the good and bad times divorces sickness no matter what so protect your friendships with the women you cherish I never fully understood what she meant until I got older Now unfortunately my best girl friends are scattered all across the country A phone call isn’t the same as a hug or one on one chats over a glass of winethe SUN in YOUR EYES WilliamMorrow by Deborah Shapiro explores the friendship between Viv and Lee It’s a nice respite from a summer filled with “bad girl novels” like GIRLS ON FIRE and THE GIRLS the SUN in YOUR EYES actually explores the dynamics of women’s friendships starting in their 20’s then a decade later; it had me reflecting back on some of my own relationships The novel starts like a familiar story about two girls Viv the uiet one falling under the spell of Lee the loud rich outrageous one But Shapiro doesn’t take the easy way She writes with depth and the characters are complex The narrative is full of surprises and messyI usually have to write about the novels I read but I must admit this book took me deep inside myself I found myself revisiting friendships I’ve had in the past how they were positive and where they failed I started looking at my part in those relationships and the ones I have now Perhaps I’m getting sentimental Life has been pretty extreme for everyone lately Give someone you care about an unexpected hug today just an ideaANYWAY I enjoyed this novel Deborah Shapiro is a highly talented writer I suggest you read the SUN in YOUR EYES for yourself

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Ears begging for a favor she wants Viv to help her find the lost album Jesse was recording before his death Holding on to a life altering secret and ambivalent about her path Viv allows herself to be pulled into Lee’s world once again But the chance to rekindle the magic and mystery of their youth might come with a painful lesson While the sun dazzles us with its warmth and brilliance it may also blind us from seeing what we really needWhat begins as a familiar story of two girls falling under each other’s spell evolves into an evocative and at times irrepressibly funny study of female friendship in all its glorious intensity and heartbreaking complexit Didn’t finish this book It was horrible I tried really hard to get through it but just couldn’t I had no interest in the main characters Neither seemed to have a personality The book doesn’t seem like it’s even about anything I read a synopsis of it and even that left the idea that there was no real story


10 thoughts on “The Sun in Your Eyes

  1. says:

    Vivian and Lee had not seen each other for three yearsyet it's not as though they just drifted apart since having been best friends during college That 'falling out's name is Andy Vivian is married to him Lee had history with him A very interesting part of the story happens early onworthy of discussionLee contacts Vivian After three years of no contact they meet at an old familiar coffee shop Lee asks Vivian to take a road trip with her Lee's reason for the road trip she wants to find an uncovered tape hoping to learn about her fatherfirst hand since all she really knows is what she has learned from her mother Linda Lee was only 4 years old when her father Jesse Parrish a rockstar died in a car accident She'd like to know what he was thinking at the time he died and thinks the record he was working on might give her clues It was Vivian's response rather what she was thinking that puzzled intrigued and peaked my interest It did seem kid detective Lee lighting out on a well worn trail that had never led anywhere as far as I knew But she was also the femme fatale the one who shows up with a story full of holes and you the cynic and the sap still follow her And old friend whose powers of persuasion still held sway because those powers had once persuaded you of so so much So I thought of all the reasons I might say yestake the tripand reasons I wouldn't Most of this story is told through Vivian She says this about herself then takes the road tripMy doubts were never much of a match for my tendency to say yes to her If I thought that changed my difficulty in meeting her gaze now proved otherwise WOWI thoughtwhy the hell not?? You pansyHoweverthen I looked deeperlooked at a few of my past friendships I asked myself do they still hold any dormant power over me? Might I have justified in theory that I leave doors open to reconnect and forgiveness to simply fall back into old patterns? Patterns that are not empowering? The entire story has thought provoking dialogue Women's friendships almost have a life of their own They are among the most important relationships in life They are at times easybut often complexas Deborah Shapiro so beautifully constructed Besides the jealousies and disloyalty their is intimacy attachment resilience acceptance and moments of laughter Thank You William Morrow and Deborah Shapiro


  2. says:

    This is the second book I have read recently about a complicated relationship between two women who first became friends in university The first one was She Poured Out Her Heart which I didn't love but which certainly engaged me on several levels In contrast I felt like I kept losing the thread of The Sun in Your Eyes Lee is the daughter of a famous musician who died when she was 5 years old Viv is her somewhat awe struck friend There is also Andy who started off as Lee's friend and ends up as Viv's husband In their early 30s Viv accompanies Lee on a road trip to find out about Lee's father and how he died The story is told from their alternating points of view and moves back and forth in time Their friendship has had highs and lows and as the narrative unfolds it becomes less clear who has the upper hand in the relationship but what is clear is that this is friendship is fraught and full of wounds and scars The concept isn't bad and there are some scenes that are really well done but to me the book didn't hold together particularly well I didn't really like Lee or Viv nor did they feel like fully dimensional characters it was also hard to understand what had drawn them together in the first place And it felt like two storylines awkwardly meshed together the women's friendship and Lee's uest to understand her father I do find it interesting that both books about female relationships seemed to be driven by a need to de romanticize female friendship explore ways in which women are capable of hurting each other interesting but imperfectly executed Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for an opportunity to read an advance copy


  3. says:

    25 stars for Shapiro's schizophrenic debut Yes this gal can write And yes she knows the ends and outs of female friendship with its highs and lows The periods of incredible closeness that often are tainted with jealousy and disappointmentTHE SUN IN YOUR EYES tells the story of Vivian and Lee who meet in college and uickly become besties Vivian comes from a uiet upper middle class family and suffers from a tendency to overanalyze herself and how other people interact with her Too often this detracts from the story Lee is the daughter of an uber famous rock star who was killed when she was very young The main part of the novel centers around a round trip that the adult duo take at Lee's insistence Thirty years after her father's death she's become obsessed with finding the lost album he was recording just before he died Throughout this portion of the book there are flashbacks to earlier eventsAnd here's where I wanted to scream yet again where was the editor? I'm not afraid of toggling back and forth between decades but there needs to be a sense of purpose and rhythm Plus the addition of Andy who once worshipped Lee seems tacked onAgain I want to emphasize that Shapiro knows her way around words and the nuances of friendship Though she kept things from Viv she never felt she had to hide from her friend To pretend she wasn't on a good day moody and on a bad day sometimes panicky What Viv was able to do was take Lee out of herself But passages like this are spoiled by a disjointed plot


  4. says:

    When I was younger I was told by a wise woman that men come and go throughout a woman’s life but I should hold on to my girlfriends Your really good girlfriends will always be there for you through the good and bad times divorces sickness no matter what so protect your friendships with the women you cherish I never fully understood what she meant until I got older Now unfortunately my best girl friends are scattered all across the country A phone call isn’t the same as a hug or one on one chats over a glass of winethe SUN in YOUR EYES WilliamMorrow by Deborah Shapiro explores the friendship between Viv and Lee It’s a nice respite from a summer filled with “bad girl novels” like GIRLS ON FIRE and THE GIRLS the SUN in YOUR EYES actually explores the dynamics of women’s friendships starting in their 20’s then a decade later; it had me reflecting back on some of my own relationships The novel starts like a familiar story about two girls Viv the uiet one falling under the spell of Lee the loud rich outrageous one But Shapiro doesn’t take the easy way She writes with depth and the characters are complex The narrative is full of surprises and messyI usually have to write about the novels I read but I must admit this book took me deep inside myself I found myself revisiting friendships I’ve had in the past how they were positive and where they failed I started looking at my part in those relationships and the ones I have now Perhaps I’m getting sentimental Life has been pretty extreme for everyone lately Give someone you care about an unexpected hug today just an ideaANYWAY I enjoyed this novel Deborah Shapiro is a highly talented writer I suggest you read the SUN in YOUR EYES for yourself


  5. says:

    Vivian and Lee met in college and probably never should have become or stayed friends Lee is the daughter of a rock legend who died tragically young and a glamorous clothing designer The stable Viv is starstruck by her friend as a young woman and when they reconnect after several years apart Lee asks Vivian to accompany her on a road trip to learn about her father and perhaps locate some of his missing songsOf the two Lee was the far interesting and complex Wounded provocative lacking boundaries I always felt a sadness about her perhaps an empty hole she was trying to fill to escape the void she felt about her father's death and her emotionally unavailable mother Vivian who narrated most of the book was hard for me to embrace She had lots of feelings about her relationships with her husband and Lee but never voiced when she felt hurt or asked for clarification Viv assumed the worst and held onto things Both women had narcissistic features Lee's were pronounced and overt Vivian's seemed subtle and while she acknowledged at times wanting to hurt Lee with her words I never got the idea Viv felt badly or wanted to do better for herself For me friends like Lee are easier to embrace because what you see is pretty much what you get and I can adjust my expectations accordingly Vivian meanwhile had an unspoken secondary friendship with Lee inside her head with assumptions and innuendos and about which Lee knew nothing I liked that Deborah Shapiro included letters articles and interviews from Lee's parents' past to help understand the phenomenon of her father and his death I didn't enjoy switching points of view from Vivian's first person narration to Lee's third person I also didn't like that the book had large sections without chapters so finding opportunities to pause was sometimes difficult The most interesting aspects of the story for me belonged to Lee and her journey but much of THE SUN IN YOUR EYES was devoted to Vivian's internal dialogue with herself about Lee and others with telling than showingI think many readers will see aspects of friendships they've had throughout the book The dynamic between the two women reminds me of that in two much enjoyable books BUFFLEHEAD SISTERS by Patricia DeLois and Kristin Hannah in FIREFLY LANE booksI received a complimentary copy of THE SUN IN YOUR EYES in exchange for my honest review


  6. says:

    I ended this book thinking about who I want to gift a copy of this to but how much I hate the social pressure of foisting a book on someone and demanding that they read itHowever this book was that good sharp and funny and smart and gut wrenching in its portrayal of this friendship that it might be worth forcing on a friend to find out if they saw the same moments as you


  7. says:

    Didn’t finish this book It was horrible I tried really hard to get through it but just couldn’t I had no interest in the main characters Neither seemed to have a personality The book doesn’t seem like it’s even about anything I read a synopsis of it and even that left the idea that there was no real story


  8. says:

    Gorgeous multi layered novel that stayed with me long after I'd finished I can't recommend this highly enough


  9. says:

    When I first heard about Deborah Shapiro's The Sun In Your Eyes I was intrigued It's rare to find novels where friendship takes the center stageThe power dynamic between Viv and Lee is compelling Who is using who? Are they eual than either think? The time apart has given both a chance to reflect about their relationship We experience of Viv's perspective in the first half and some of Lee's perspective in the second As we learn about how they first met and the circumstances that strengthened their bond it becomes clear that for all their closeness there are parts of each other they do not know or understand As I read I wavered between thinking Lee manipulated everyone around her to whether they had a co dependent relationship to how Viv benefitted from her relationship with Lee There were no easy answers Even when the characters made choices with which I vehemently disagreedAt its heart The Sun In Your Eyes is about the ups and downs of friendship and whether we can see another person clearly I'm not entirely sure we as readers should judge the nature or health of Lee and Viv's friendship We are changed by the people we befriend At times this blinds us to their faults and we benefit when we are on the receiving end of this Shapiro's debut novel impressed me for the ways she welcomed us into Lee and Viv's world and showed us its nuances and heft It is at once a gracious and incising portrayal Neither character is demonized but nor are they idealized and idolized In other words they are you and me While I don't have any friends like Lee and Viv their portrayal gave me hope about the state of female friendship because no matter how they leave things it shows why women need each other And we do need each otherThe Sun In Your Eyes is a lovely and worthwhile addition to the friendship canon Full review here Disclosure I was provided a free copy of this book by TLC Book Tours Opinion is my own


  10. says:

    Visit A Tattered Copy for reviews giveawaysA story examining the dynamics of friendship I found myself taking inventory of my friendships to see if I am easily influenced passive uestioning if power andor control exists luckily my relationships are well balanceI found it interesting after a 'falling out' which led to a considerable amount of time apart these two pick up the pieces albeit with suspicion and uestions not to mention guilt as if a monumental interruption never occurred betrayal isn't easy to digest They do wrestle with their reconnection as the story unfolds Lee clearly the leader Viv the follower The duo rekindles their fragile friendship for their own reasons known and unknownI enjoyed the legendary Jesse Parrish and the rock references along with Lee's uest to learn of her deceased father JesseI do wish the plot focused less on Lee and Viv's past friendship and on their interaction now The alternating of 'then' and 'now' became distracting Difficult to bond with protagonists simply too much telling and not nearly enough showingFans enjoying a well written exploration of friendship and relationships in general will want to make room on their TBR


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