Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Wives of Los Alamos: A Novel by TaraShea Nesbit

The Wives of Los Alamos
 will be released, February 25, 2014

Imagine following your husband and his job to an unknown location. A location that you won't know about, until you arrive and can't reveal to anyone. All they know is that you are in, New Mexico.

Your cameras are confiscated upon arrive and your assigned house looks like all the others. Sometimes you walk into the wrong home thinking it's yours. The housing development is surrounded by barbed wire fence and you new born baby has a post office box on their birth certificates.

Your husband and his colleagues are building, the atomic bomb. You have no, knowledge of this until after it's dropped.

The women in this novel are trying to make the best of the circumstances they are in. They form close bonds with on another. They are cut off from their families and the outside world. They have to be resilient and make the best of their new home, which can be dusty, muddy, hot or freezing.

This novel is engaging and while they narrative is different what readers have grown accustomed to it is very fitting for this book.

High praises for, Nesbit.

Grade: A

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