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The Atomic Weight of Love

(2016)
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A luminous and enthralling story of birds and science, ambition and sacrifice, revolutions - both big and small - and the late blooming of an unforgettable woman.

I first loved him because he taught me the flight of a bird. I was too young to realise that what I really yearned to know was why birds take flight - and why, sometimes, they refuse.

Meridian Wallace has lived through the Second World War, the atomic age, the Vietnam War and the dawn of the new millennium - yet she has always been torn between who she is and who circumstances demand her to be.

In 1941, spirited, ambitious and determined to prove worthy of the sacrifices her mother made for her, Meridian won a place at the University of Chicago to study ornithology. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with a man two decades older: her brilliant physics professor, Alden Whetstone - or for him to be recruited to Los Alamos, New Mexico, to take part in a mysterious wartime project.

When Meridian defers her plans to join him, she agrees to give Alden a year of her life. But this is a world, and a time, in which a wife cannot be a scientist and a woman cannot choose her own destiny. What begins as an electrifying intellectual partnership soon evolves into something quite different.

As the decades pass, Meridian strives to resist the clipping of her wings. It is a choice that will make her enemies and bring her heartache, but it also opens up unexpected possibilities: of freedom, and friendship and transformation...

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: 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   

June 2016 : USA Library Binding
Title: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Atomic Weight of Love
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

June 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: 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
Title: 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
Title: 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
Title: 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
Title: The Atomic Weight of Love
Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

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

Kindle Editions

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

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



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