This is not the way it’s supposed to be. Her son's partner is a man. Her daughter abandons God. Her widowed friend takes a lover way too soon. Her husband accepts it all with grace. These are some of the challenges facing Roslyn Hansen Meyers who comes from good people and is duty bound to carry out the promise of her Southern roots. In this cycle of stories, unfolding over the last half century into the present, Roslyn's nearest and dearest come to terms, each in their own way, with the tragedies, triumphs, and painful surprises family loyalty demands, while Roslyn's struggles to keep up in a world where even sunshine is unsafe.
After retiring from a career as a teacher educator, Mary Bess Dunn continues to follow her lifelong passion for literature and writing. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in several literary journals, including The Alembic, Pembroke Magazine, and Quiddity International Literary Journal. Mary Bess is an avid cyclist who also enjoys yoga, pickleball, travel, playing the piano and hugging the grandkids. She is a lifelong resident of Nashville, Tennessee.