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They arrived in New Mexico ready for - or resigned to - adventure. 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. The wives of Los Alamos, by Wash U graduate TaraShea Nesbit, is a testament to a remarkable group of real-life women and an exploration of a crucial, largely unconsidered aspect of one of the most monumental research projects in modern history.
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Location: Street: Left Bank Books Additional: 399 N. Euclid Ave. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63108 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
About the Book: Their average age was 25. They came from Cambridge, Paris, Chicago—and arrived in New Mexico where they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret. And while the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, and Los Alamos transformed into a community: one that was strained by words they couldn’t say, letters they couldn’t send, freedom they didn’t have. The Wives of Los Alamos is a novel that sheds light onto one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history.
Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.
Location: Street: 1107 Pearl St City: Boulder, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80302 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
TaraShea Nesbit reads from her novel, The Wives of Los Alamos
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 P.O. box addresses 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 transformed from an abandoned school on a hill into a real community: one that was strained by the words they couldn't say out loud, the letters they couldn't send home, the freedom they didn't have. But the end of the war would bring even bigger challenges to the people of Los Alamos, as the scientists and their families struggled with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history of mankind.
The wives of Los Alamos is a novel that sheds light onto one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history. It's a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy.
TaraShea Nesbit's writing has been featured in the Iowa Review, Quarterly West, Hayden's Ferry Review, and other literary journals. She teaches creative writing and literature courses at the University of Denver and the University of Washington in Tacoma and is the nonfiction editor of Better: Culture & Lit. A graduate of the M.F.A. program at Washington University in St. Louis, TaraShea is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in creative writing at the University of Denver. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Location: Street: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW City: Albuquerque, Province: New Mexico Postal Code: 87107-3157 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
Nickolas Butler and TaraShea Nesbit in Redondo Beach
Our first Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy event of 2014 (beginning our 7th year!) is definitely not-for-women- only. We have two debut authors to introduce to you, and to honor this double delight, we are going to have our first ever LLL Wine Tasting and Mixer at Cork’er, the new café in the Mysterious Galaxy building. Shotgun lovesongs by Nickolas Butler is a beautifully written love letter to small town life and life-long friendships. You will be enchanted by this story of five friends from Little Wing, Wisconsin. The Wives of Los Alamos is a stunning portrayal of women, their hopes, dreams, despairs, and innermost thoughts in the midst of a historical event so clandestine and so devastating that we still consider the implications today. Her original fictional collective account of the wives who followed their husbands to this remote area, for a project they were not privy to, will captivate you. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet two of the most talented debut authors we have had the pleasure of reading. Reservations are required. You may call the Redondo Beach store or make your reservation on line at: http://lllmarch7.brownpapertickets.com/ .
Location: Street: 2810 Artesia Boulevard City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90278 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)