THE LAWS OF HARMONY by Judith Ryan Hendricks
Publisher Harper Collins, February 2009
From the Author of Bread Alone comes a Tale of One Woman’s
Struggle to Remake Herself in the Wake of Loss and Deception
In 1989 Sunny Cooper escaped to Albuquerque. Fourteen years later she’s
still there, struggling to make a living, to shore up her floundering
relationship, and to forget her childhood on a commune, where a freak
accident killed her younger sister, Mari.
Just when the “normal” life Sunny craves appears to be within reach, another
accident-the sudden dearth of her fiancé, Michael, and the revelations that
their relationship was not what it seemed-will turn her world upside down.
Once again Sunny escapes, this time to the town of Harmony on San Miguel
Island. But a surprising discovery sparks an emotional encounter with her
estranged mother and forces both women to reexamine the truth of their
memories. Only by making peace with the past can Sunny finally step out of
its shadow and into a new life.