—Suzanne Kamata, editor of the anthology Love You to Pieces: Creative Writers on Raising a Child with Special Needs
Shimmering beauty, powerful. Marchenko brought me to new levels of awareness regarding the struggles of a special needs family.
—Bill Giovannetti, author of Secrets to a Happy Life
Honest, real, raw—Sun Shine Down is a page-turner with an important message.
—Mary E. DeMuth, author of The Wall Around Your Heart
Incredibly moving, beautifully written. Captivates its reader from the very beginning. Packed with authenticity and raw emotion, Marchenko invites us to witness her incredible journey in parenting a special needs child.
—Jenny Lee Sulpizio, author of Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe
Ths book is as refreshing as it is bold. Strong new voice in a sea of mediocre non-fiction.
—Kim de Blecourt, author of Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother’s Courage, a Race to Freedom
A heart-wrenching story of mothering through the unexpected—and the personal transformation that comes from parenting a child that is different than you planned.
—Alexandra Kuykendall, author of The Artist’s Daughter: A Memoir; Leader and Mom Content Editor, MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers)
From the very first page, Marchenko tugs the heartstrings of anyone who has ever experienced—or wanted to experience—parenthood, leaving us with a broadened view of the universe and a deeper understanding of what it really means to love one another. Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free
Gillian Marchenko's Sun Shine Down is a moving account of the birth of her third daughter, Polina. She describes her depression after Polly's birth and her own difficulty in loving her child. Beautifully written, this memoir is hopeful without being glib." —Susan Olasky, World magazine