Where Light Comes and Goes: A Novel (Hardcover)
Book 2 in the Dr. Abby Wilmore Series
Where Light Comes and Goes brings back Dr. Abby Wilmore, the young family physician who was the protagonist of Miller’s first novel, The Color of Rock. Abby has accepted the directorship of a summer clinic in Yellowstone National Park where she hopes to expand her medical skills. She arrives to find herself working above the increasingly restless Yellowstone supervolcano, treating visitors, staff, and locals, all while evading the advances of a lecherous concession manager and maintaining a long-distance relationship with her partner who stays at the Grand Canyon Clinic. As tremors in the park escalate and the lakes seethe with bubbling gases, Abby learns that some-one is mysteriously killing the bison.
What follows is an engrossing mystery unfolding in a spectacular setting with rich, quirky, and endearing characters and unexpected plot turns. While an overworked Abby makes new friends among her clinic staff and patients, tension builds as the volcano seems to be moving closer to a major eruption and the bison killings become more frequent. Soon, Abby finds herself in mortal danger as the story races to a thrilling and unexpected conclusion.
Sandra Cavallo Miller demonstrated in The Color of Rock that she is a gifted storyteller. Where Light Comes and Goes deftly combines a gripping mystery set in the accurately depicted routine of a busy medical practice amid the wonders of Yellowstone’s magnificent scenery and wildlife. This is entertaining reading at its best.
About the Author
Sandra Miller is an author, poet, and retired academic family physician. She is the author of The Color of Rock. After a decade in private practice, she spent the rest of her work life as residency and medical school faculty, teaching family medicine. She feels grateful to have helped launch hundreds of residents and students into their careers, and now encourages physicians to write creatively about their experiences. She enjoys the metaphor of living in Phoenix and rising from the ashes of her medical career as she now has time to devote to writing. You are likely to find her hiking with a dog or riding a horse, playing piano badly, or sitting under a tree studying her latest hobby, volcanology.
Praise for The Color of Rock
“Part Grey’s Anatomy, part modern western romance, Miller’s enjoyable story marries unexpected diagnoses with the promise of a happily-ever-after and will please fans of Jojo Moyes.”
"The Color of Rock is a brilliant novella, a mix of local color and subtle literary merit.”
—Seattle Book Review