From The Author Of National Bestseller The Book Of Speculation, A Poignant, Fantastical Novel About The Electric Combination Of Ambition Wonder That Keeps Us Reaching Toward The Heavens.Eleven Year Old Nedda Papas Is Obsessed With Becoming An Astronaut In 1986 In Easter, A Small Florida Space Coast Town, Her Dreams Seem Almost Within Reach If She Can Just Grow Up Fast Enough Theo, The Scientist Father She Idolizes, Is Consumed By His Own Obsessions Laid Off From His Job At NASA And Still Reeling From The Loss Of Nedda S Newborn Brother Several Years Before, Theo Turns To The Dangerous Dream Of Extending His Living Daughter S Childhood Just A Little Longer The Result Is An Invention That Alters The Fabric Of Time.Amidst The Chaos That Erupts, Nedda Must Confront Her Father And His Secrets, The Ramifications Of Which Will Irrevocably Change Her Life, Her Community, And The Entire World But She Finds An Unexpected Ally In Betheen, The Mother She S Never Quite Understood, Who Surprises Nedda By Seeing Her Clearly Than Anyone Else Decades Later, Nedda Has Achieved Her Long Held Dream, And As She Floats In Antigravity, Far From Earth, She And Her Crewmates Face A Serious Crisis Nedda May Hold The Key To The Solution, If She Can Come To Terms With Her Past And The Future That Awaits Her Light From Other Stars Is About Fathers And Daughters, Women And The Forces That Hold Them Back, And The Cost Of Meaningful Work It Questions How Our Lives Have Changed, What Progress Looks Like, And What It Really Means To Sacrifice For The Greater Good.
Erika Swyler is the bestelling author of Light From Other stars, and The Book of Speculation Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Catapult, Literary Hub, VIDA, The New York Times, and elsewhere Erika lives on Long Island, NY, with her husband and a petulant rabbit She writes, bakes, is a casual runner, and has very strong feelings about typewriters.
- 305 pages
- Light from Other Stars
- Erika Swyler
- 03 March 2018 Erika Swyler