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Title The wives of Los Alamos : a novel / TaraShea Nesbit.
Author Nesbit, TaraShea.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.


Location Call # Status
 Castlewood Fiction  NESBIT  ON SHELF
 Davies Fiction  NESBIT  ON SHELF
 Koelbel Fiction  NESBIT  DUE 04-25-18
 Koelbel Fiction  NESBIT  ON SHELF
 Koelbel Fiction  NESBIT  DUE 05-04-18
 May Fiction  NESBIT  ON SHELF
 Southglenn Fiction  NESBIT  ON SHELF
 Southglenn Fiction  NESBIT  ON SHELF
 Southglenn Fiction  NESBIT  ON SHELF
Publisher New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition First U.S. Edition.
Description 233 pages ; 22 cm.
DESCRIPT text rdacontent.
unmediated rdamedia.
volume rdacarrier.
Subject Married women -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- Fiction.
Los Alamos (N.M.) -- Fiction.
Deception (Military science) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Atomic bomb -- Fiction.
FICTION / General.
Historical fiction.
Suspense fiction.
War stories.
ISBN 9781620405031