The Atomic Weight of Love (Large Print / Library Binding)

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May 2016 Indie Next List


“Church deftly traces the life of Meridian Wallace, an intelligent young woman who is searching for who she is and what she wants to become. As America braces for entrance into WWII, Meri falls for the ambitious Alden Whetstone, a much older but brilliant scientist. Aspiring to be a 'good wife,' Meri abandons her own academic pursuits in ornithology to follow Alden to Los Alamos, but the years that follow are filled with dashed hopes and compromises. Over the decades of her marriage, Meri attempts to fill the void of unrealized dreams by making a home and reclaiming her sense of self. Filled with sharp, poignant prose, the novel mimics the birds Meri studies, following her as she struggles to find her wings, let go, and take flight. Church gives readers a thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of the sacrifices women make in life and the courage needed for them to soar on their own.”
— Anderson McKean (W), Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

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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 has been obsessed with birds, and she's 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781628999877
ISBN-10: 162899987X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: June 1st, 2016
Pages: 500
Language: English