The action in Seeing in the Dark, Arielle's Story takes place from the mid-1960's through the 1990's and is set in suburban New Jersey and New York. Arielle, attractive and intelligent, is a woman who achieves in the challenging profession of electrical engineering, yet struggles to succeed as wife and mother amid the demands of work and the mercurial upheavals in her home life. Tensions build between her polarized worlds of work and home involving her husband's temperament and her children's dangerous choices. As Arielle navigates the rapid flow of change in three tumultuous decades she is, in essence, a quiet revolutionary, changing other women's lives forever because her problems are not hers alone, but those of ordinary and extraordinary women everywhere who strive for a vital and meaningful life.
Judith Peck is a sculptor, author and professor of art at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey. Her sculpture has been exhibited internationally and is in over eighty public and private collections. Images of her sculpture can be viewed at www.judithpeck.com and descriptions of her books at www.iapbooks.com.