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|| A bold and emotionally charged debut novel told in the collective voices of the wives of the men who created the atom bomb.Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago-and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with a P.O. Box for an address in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn't exist as far as the public knew. Though they were strangers, they joined together-adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery.And while the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually...
|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1194 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).