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The atomic weight of love / a novel by Elizabeth J. Church.

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC CHU ATO (Text) 34304000836652 Adult - Fiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch FIC.c Church, Elizabeth (Text) 78294000258580 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch F (Text) 39391006744674 Fiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F CHU (Text) 34330513038944 Adult - General Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC CHU (Text) 37323005270791 FICTION Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC CHURCH (Text) 39206021223894 Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse FIC CHU (Text) 50577011037278 Adult Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC CHU (Text) 31951004113475 Main Floor - Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC CHURCH, ELIZABETH J. (Text) 33946003086779 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616204846
  • ISBN: 1616204842
  • Physical Description: 333 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.

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"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. Exquisitely capturing the claustrophobic eras of 1940s and 1950s America, The Atomic Weight of Love also examines the changing roles of women during the decades that followed. And in Meridian Wallace we find an unforgettable heroine whose metamorphosis shows how the women's movement opened up the world for a whole generation." -- Back cover.
Subject: Married people > Fiction.
Self-realization > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.

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