Beginning the World Again: A Novel of Los Alamos by Roberta Silman

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Beginning the World Again: A Novel of Los Alamos

'“Roberta Silman has done a truly masterful job of bringing together the complex parts of the Los Alamos story—the science, the history, the place, the personal lives.” —Helen Del Monte, Books and Fiction Editor, McCall’s “I like Beginning the World Again a lot, especially the way Roberta Silman deals with time. Her portrait of Los Alamos rings true.” —Freeman Dyson, author of Disturbing the Universe “Filtering the narrative through the character of bright, vivacious Lily Fialka and her brilliant young husband, the author deftly interweaves details of family life with the larger issues spurred by the scientists’ deadly work.” —Booklist “Located in quiet retirement in Vermont as the story opens, the narrator reflects on a time when she and her young scientist-husband were . . . at Los Alamos in the early 1940s . . . People [there] are portrayed as both terrified and obsessed with their creation as they race to have it ready to help end the war. Interesting fictional look at the human side of the Los Alamos experience and, due to the flashback aspect, the narrator can offer a perceptive juxtaposition of that experience with the current anti-nuke movement.” —Southwest Review of Books  '
'“Roberta Silman has done a truly masterful job of bringing together the complex parts of the Los Alamos story—the science, the history, the place, the personal lives.” —Helen Del Monte, Books and Fiction Editor, McCall’s “I like Beginning the World Again a lot, especially the way Roberta Silman deals with time. Her portrait of Los Alamos rings true.” —Freeman Dyson, author of Disturbing the Universe “Filtering the narrative through the character of bright, vivacious Lily Fialka and her brilliant young husband, the author deftly interweaves details of family life with the larger issues spurred by the scientists’ deadly work.” —Booklist “Located in quiet retirement in Vermont as the story opens, the narrator reflects on a time when she and her young scientist-husband were . . . at Los Alamos in the early 1940s . . . People [there] are portrayed as both terrified and obsessed with their creation as they race to have it ready to help end the war. Interesting fictional look at the human side of the Los Alamos experience and, due to the flashback aspect, the narrator can offer a perceptive juxtaposition of that experience with the current anti-nuke movement.” —Southwest Review of Books  '
Publisher: Open Road Distribution ISBN: 9781504009584 Pages: 376