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The wives of Los Alamos: a novel

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"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"--
An emotionally charged tale told in the collective voices of the wives of the team who created the atom bomb traces their struggles to adapt and raise children in a rugged military town where everything their husbands are doing is an intense secret.
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subject_facetAtomic bomb -- Fiction
Deception (Military science) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
FICTION / Contemporary Women
FICTION / General
FICTION / Historical
Historical fiction
Los Alamos (N.M.) -- Fiction
Married women -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
War stories
World War, 1939-1945 -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- Fiction
title_displayThe wives of Los Alamos : a novel
title_fullThe Wives of Los Alamos A Novel
The wives of Los Alamos : a novel / TaraShea Nesbit
title_shortThe wives of Los Alamos
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topic_facetAtomic bomb
Deception (Military science)
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Literature
Married women
World War, 1939-1945