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The Movement of Stars

(2013)
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It is 1845, and Hannah Gardner Price has lived all 24 years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a woman's path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different - and elusive - goal: Discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman.

And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student. But when their shared interest in the stars develops into something deeper, Hannah's standing in the community begins to unravel, challenging her most fundamental beliefs about work and love, and ultimately changing the course of her life forever.

Inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America, The Movement of Stars is a richly drawn portrait of desire and ambition in the face of adversity.

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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Movement of Stars (Basic)
Author(s): Amy Brill
ISBN: 1-4104-6026-6 / 978-1-4104-6026-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Movement of Stars: A Novel
Author(s): Amy Brill
ISBN: 1-59448-744-8 / 978-1-59448-744-6 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Movement of Stars: A Novel
Author(s): Amy Brill
ISBN: 1-59463-237-5 / 978-1-59463-237-2 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Movement of Stars
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ISBN: 0-7181-5992-6 / 978-0-7181-5992-4 (UK edition)
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Title: Movement of Stars the
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ISBN: 0-7181-9677-5 / 978-0-7181-9677-6 (UK edition)
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January 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The Movement of Stars
Author(s): Amy Brill
ISBN: 0-7181-5991-8 / 978-0-7181-5991-7 (UK edition)
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May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Movement of Stars
Author(s): Amy Brill
ISBN: 1-4526-1331-1 / 978-1-4526-1331-4 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Movement of Stars
Author(s): Amy Brill
ISBN: 1-4526-4331-8 / 978-1-4526-4331-1 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Movement of Stars
Author(s): Amy Brill
ISBN: 1-4526-6331-9 / 978-1-4526-6331-9 (USA edition)
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Movement of Stars
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May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Movement of Stars
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May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Movement of Stars
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April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Movement of Stars: A Novel
Author(s): Amy Brill
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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