In Girl in the Dark, Anna Lyndsey is in the prime of her life. She is independent, a homeowner, and excels at her career. She is falling in love with the man of her dreams. An allergy to the artificial light emanating from her computer screen is at first a painful nuisance, but as her condition worsens and spreads to include natural light, Anna is forced to give up her job and any semblance of a normal life, to secret herself away in the dark environs of a light-proof lair she has carefully pieced together through experimentation and ingenuity.
With some bouts of sensitivity that prevent her leaving this room for several months at a time, Lyndsey shares the excruciatingly considered routines, games, audiobooks, people, and inspiring moments that keep her alive, as well as the slow progress in diagnosing and finding viable treatments to alleviate her symptoms. By turns introspective, humorous, thought-provoking and inspiring, Lyndsey gracefully shares her journey while instilling admiration for both her her spirit and the remarkable courage and strength that allows for thriving under adverse circumstances.—Nicole Bonia