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Under the hot sun in the valley later became the technological capital of California is a town called Sunnyvale In that town there is a house on meadowlark lane that holds the childhood memories of Jeff Goodell Author wrote this novel some ten year after the family home was sold This novel was about growing up near the epicenter of the computer revolution called Sunnyvale Goodell self documents his familys rise and fall self struggles with the isolation and emotions deriving from the family troubles As such Sunnyvale is an excellent memoir Michael Saunders the Boston Globe Sunnyvale began on a sour note Mrs Goodell calls Jeff Jerry and Jill to the living room and announces that she is divorcing their father The book gave an impression that mom was bored of the father she at one point said that she never got to experience her life They always had arguments and she didnt want to continue to live the life she was having As to dad he always wanted to stay together He didnt want to make the same mistake his father and grandfather made He wanted to be there for his kids For most of the novel dad is expecting that the things are going to be normal again and he will be back with his family but it was too late The mom later on ends up remarrying but the dad stung by the divorce for rest of his life he took up two packs a day smoking habit and ends up backing out of the second marriage The remainder of his life was a slow heart beat He was a landscape contractor and he could do nothing but to sit passively and watch as everything he valued was taken over by the rapid development and computers While mom went back to school and started taking classes in Computer Aided Design she ends up doing well for her self for a
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