Sunshine and Shadow
About the Book
"My memoir begins when my brother was struck down by polio in the 1930´s in our little hometown in New Mexico. He was six and I was five. He was left nearly helpless. But this is not a sentimental tearjerker. It´s a story of a girl´s first two decades of growing up during the time of the Depression and World War II. It tells of the conflicts that arise among family members as they struggle to live normal lives in a situation that is not normal. The narrative centers on what became a never-ending conflict between my mother and me. She was determined that I devote my life to being my brother´s companion. I could not." - The Author.
About the Author
Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Rose Mary Stearns is a visual artist who also writes. She does paintings, collages, and constructions - including books as art. She has exhibited in Washington D.C. and Santa Fe, New Mexico and ge r work is included in private collections and in the Natinal Museum of Women in the Arts. She is an illustator, and the author of a book about her brother's struggle with polio, entitled "What It Is To Walk."