The Atomic Weight of Love
A NovelBook - 2016
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 didn't expect to fall in love with her brilliant physics professor Alden Whetstone. She reluctantly defers her own plans and joins him at his new job. While the life of a housewife quickly proves stifling, it's not until Meridian meets a Vietnam veteran that she realizes just how much she has given up. 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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 333 pages ;,22 cm.