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Author Church, Elizabeth J., author.

Title The atomic weight of love [kit] : a novel / by Elizabeth J. Church.

Imprint Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books, 2017, c2016.

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 GDL Central Library Storage    FIC CHURCH,ELI    Available
Description 352 pages ; 21 cm + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
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Note Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
Summary In 1941, at seventeen years old, Meridian begins her ornithology studies at the University of Chicago. She is soon drawn to Alden Whetstone, a brilliant, complicated physics professor who opens her eyes to the fundamentals and poetry of his field, the beauty of motion, space and time, the delicate balance of force and energy that allows a bird to fly. Entranced and in love, Meridian defers her own career path and follows Alden west to Los Alamos, where he is engaged in a secret government project (later known to be the atomic bomb). In married life, though, she feels lost and left behind. She channels her academic ambitions into studying a particular family of crows, whose free life and companionship are the very things that seem beyond her reach. There in her canyons, years later at the dawn of the 1970s, with counterculture youth filling the streets and protests against the war rupturing college campuses across the country, Meridian meets Clay, a young geologist and veteran of the Vietnam War, and together they seek ways to mend what the world has broken.
Subject Married people -- Fiction.
Ornithologists -- Fiction.
Scientists -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Romance fiction.
ISBN 9781616206901 (pbk.)

 
    
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