Sunshine and Shadow
In Sunshine and Shadow, Johnston 's approach again radiates truth, umor, and courag as the Pattersons deal with the llness and death of Elly 's mother. Readers mourn with the Pattersons as they gather for a loving tribute, wishing their cherished mother could be there with them. " You know what, Dad? " Elly says to her granddaughter. " I bet she was. " The family also watches as life goes on: college student Michael 's love life heats up and Elizabeth has begun the transformation into a young adult. Through it all, Coli and Elly raise their brood-Michael, Elizabeth, and Jun, as well as Edgar the dog-with a liberal mix of drea and laughter. Heartwarming and humorous, the Pattersons give readers a reason to smile while emphasizing what 's really important in life.
Published August 1st 1999 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Original Title of the Book
Sunshine and Shadow: A For Better or For Worse Collection