To deal with her present, she must face her past.
In 1985, a young Laura Rodriguez goes to Silicon Valley to start a career as a computer programmer. She finds a job at a quirky startup run by a family with secrets.
In 2016, a now middle-aged Laura faces growing professional and family crises and the most divisive presidential election in recent history. She fears losing her job in the wake of a merger, and she distrusts her new millennial boss. Her daughter has cancer, her son quit a lucrative programming job and moved back home, and her marriage is crumbling—especially when an old flame reenters her life.
Laura must seek solutions from a past she wants to forget. She may find them in the computer that changed her life, the Amiga.
Matthew Arnold Stern is a Southern California native who grew up in Reseda and lives in Orange County. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Northridge. The Remainders is his second novel published by Black Rose Writing. His debut with Black Rose Writing, Amiga, was called “a brilliantly plotted, well-crafted historical novel” and “a good and entertaining read.” He earned awards for his writing and public speaking, including Distinguished Toastmaster and an Award of Excellence from the International Online Communications Competition. He is married with two children, a granddaughter, and lots of cats.
With writing, we can do more than tell stories. We can share lessons we've learned and insights we've gained. I hope readers find guidance and inspiration that helps them live better. That's what makes me feel good about writing.
No one knows the outcome of our choices, no matter how well we think them through. All I know is that we have to carry on, no matter what happens next. We can’t hold on to the past or run away from the consequences of our actions. We can’t give up when things get too hard or too scary. All we can do is live.