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The Resource The atomic weight of love : a novel, by Elizabeth J. Church

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

Label
The atomic weight of love : a novel
Title
The atomic weight of love
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth J. Church
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485095
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Church, Elizabeth J
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Married people
Target audience
adult
Label
The atomic weight of love : a novel, by Elizabeth J. Church
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"The story of a woman whose scientific ambition is caught up in her relationships with two very different men spanning the years from World War II through the Vietnam War"--
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055464019
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781616204846
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015034364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913610151
Label
The atomic weight of love : a novel, by Elizabeth J. Church
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The story of a woman whose scientific ambition is caught up in her relationships with two very different men spanning the years from World War II through the Vietnam War"--
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055464019
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781616204846
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015034364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913610151

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