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The Atomic Weight of Love

The Atomic Weight of Love

  • Title: The Atomic Weight of Love
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  • ISBN : 9781616204846
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 352 pages


In the spirit of The Aviator s Wife and Loving Frank, this resonant debut spans the years from World War II through the Vietnam War to tell the story of a woman whose scientific ambition is caught up in her relationships with two very different men.For Meridian Wallace and many other smart, driven women of the 1940s being ambitious meant being an outlier Ever since sh In the spirit of The Aviator s Wife and Loving Frank, this resonant debut spans the years from World War II through the Vietnam War to tell the story of a woman whose scientific ambition is caught up in her relationships with two very different men.For Meridian Wallace and many other smart, driven women of the 1940s being ambitious meant being an outlier Ever since she was a young girl, Meridian had been obsessed with birds, and she was determined to get her PhD, become an ornithologist, and make her mother s sacrifices to send her to college pay off But she didn t expect to fall in love with her brilliant physics professor, Alden Whetstone When he s recruited to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to take part in a mysterious wartime project, she reluctantly defers her own plans and joins him What began as an exciting intellectual partnership devolves into a traditional marriage And while the life of a housewife quickly proves stifling, it s not until years later, when Meridian meets a Vietnam veteran who opens her eyes to how the world is changing, that she realizes just how much she has given up The repercussions of choosing a different path, though, may be too heavy a burden to bear Elizabeth Church s stirring debut novel about ambition, identity, and sacrifice will ring true to every woman who has had to make the impossible choice between who she is and who circumstances demand her to be


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The Atomic Weight of Love Reviews (31)

  • Update Kindle has this for 1.99 today It s FANTASTIC I listened to the audiobook loved the audiobook but I d read it just as much I just can t say enough good things about this book I really really really liked it a lot THE AUDIOBOOK LITERALLY HELD ME HOSTAGE My feet were walking on the trail and ti [..]

  • 4 This was my favorite fictional read of the month Meridian is pursuing her dream of becoming an ornithologist, able to attend the University of Chicago by a mother who wants the nest for her daughters There she meets and eventually marries on of her professors who seems to treasure Meri s mind Alde [..]

  • The Atomic Weight of Love The Atomic Weight Of Love is a work of historical fiction that follows the life of Meridian Meri Wallace We first meet her in the 1940 s, as a naive 17 year old studying to become an Ornithologist at the University of Chicago and someone who by all accounts, has a promising [..]

  • 4.5 Stars It s keeping promises, not making them, that is the impossible thing.I d read The Wives of Los Alamos in 2015, which is also about the families of the men behind the creation of the Atomic bomb When I first heard about The Atomic Weight of Love I passed on it since it [..]

  • 4.75 The author sets her story in the place where she grew up Her father did help create the bomb and her mother, a biologist, chose to join him and live life as a committed wife and mother in a community and time where for the most part a woman was expected to acquiesce to her husband s wishes [..]

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