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The Atomic Weight of Love

(2016)
A novel by

 
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 - and many other smart, driven women of the 1940s - being ambitious meant being an outlier. Ever since she was a young girl, Meridian had been obsessed with birds, and she was determined to get her PhD, become an ornithologist, and make her mother's sacrifices to send her to college pay off. But she didn't expect to fall in love with her brilliant physics professor, Alden Whetstone. When he's recruited to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to take part in a mysterious wartime project, she reluctantly defers her own plans and joins him.

What began as an exciting intellectual partnership devolves into a "traditional" marriage. And while the life of a housewife quickly proves stifling, it's not until years later, when Meridian meets a Vietnam veteran who opens her eyes to how the world is changing, that she realizes just how much she has given up. The repercussions of choosing a different path, though, may be too heavy a burden to bear.

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.

 
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Used availability for Elizabeth J Church's The Atomic Weight of Love


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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 0-00-820929-4 / 978-0-00-820929-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 1-62899-987-X / 978-1-62899-987-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 1-61620-484-2 / 978-1-61620-484-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 0-00-820932-4 / 978-0-00-820932-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 1-61620-690-X / 978-1-61620-690-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 0-00-820930-8 / 978-0-00-820930-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 0-00-821585-5 / 978-0-00-821585-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

November 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
ISBN: 1-5318-6500-3 / 978-1-5318-6500-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

May 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Atomic Weight of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   


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