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Universe of Two From The Critically Acclaimed Author Of The Baker S Secret And The Curiosity Comes A Novel Of Conscience, Love, And Redemption A Fascinating Fictionalized Account Of The Life Of Charlie Fisk, A Gifted Mathematician Who Was Drafted Into Manhattan Project And Ordered Against His Morals To Build The Detonator For The Atomic Bomb With His Musician Wife, He Spends His Postwar Life Seeking Redemption And They Find It TogetherGraduating From Harvard At The Height Of World War II, Brilliant Mathematician Charlie Fish Is Assigned To The Manhattan Project Working With Some Of The Age S Greatest Scientific Minds, Including J Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, And Leo Szilard, Charlie Is Assigned The Task Of Designing And Building The Detonator Of The Atomic BombAs He Performs That Work Charlie Suffers A Crisis Of Conscience, Which His Wife, Brenda Unaware Of The True Nature Of Charlie S Top Secret Task Mistakes As Self Doubt She Urges Him To Set Aside His Qualms And Continue Once The Bombs Strike Hiroshima And Nagasaki, The Feelings Of Culpability Devastate Him And Brenda At The War S End, Charlie Receives A Scholarship To Pursue A PhD In Physics At Stanford An Opportunity He And Brenda Hope Will Allow Them A Fresh Start But The Past Proves Inescapable All Any Of His New Colleagues Can Talk About Is The Bomb, And What Greater Atomic Weapons Might Be On The Horizon Haunted By Guilt, Charlie And Brenda Leave Stanford And Decide To Dedicate The Rest Of Their Lives To Making Amends For The Evil He Helped To Birth Into The WorldBased On The Life Of The Actual Mathematician Charles B Fisk, Universe Of Two Combines Riveting Historical Drama With A Poignant Love Story Stephen Kiernan Has Conjured A Remarkable Account Of Two People Struggling To Heal Their Consciences And Find Peace In A World Forever Changed Stephen P Kiernan really knows how to tell a good story, and on a variety of topics, which constantly impresses me because it s relatively easy to keep telling basically the same story with different characters, varied locations, etc., but to go from a frozen man found in Antarctica, to a hospice nurse dealing with a patient and also a husband with PTSD, to a brave young woman in a small French village during WWII, to a mathematician working on a detonator for an atomic bomb to be able to p Stephen P Kiernan really knows how to tell a good story, and on a variety of topics, which constantly impresses me because it s relatively easy to keep telling basically the same story with different characters, varied locations, etc., but to go from a frozen man found in Antarctica, to a hospice nurse dealing with a patient and also a husband with PTSD, to a brave young woman in a small French village during WWII, to a mathematician working on a detonator for an atomic bomb to be able to pull that off in well written, very thought provoking books is truly a gift I had the pleasure of meeting him in Manchester, Vermont at a Booktopia event after The Hummingbird was published, and he spoke with such passion about hospice that the book became evenmemorable to me This one will stay with me for quite some time, as well.My deepest appreciation to the author, HarperCollins, and Tavia Kowalchuk for the ARC of this impressive work of historical fiction The book will be available on August 4, 2020 I have read all of Stephen Kiernan s books so I knew I was going to enjoy Universe of Two before I turned the first page What I didn t realize was how deeply the book would affect me and that I d still be thinking about it a week after I finished it This is a beautifully written book about love and guilt and redemption.The year is 1943 and Charlie meets Brenda when he comes into the music store that her mother owns and she works at At first, she didn t think much of him She wasinteres I have read all of Stephen Kiernan s books so I knew I was going to enjoy Universe of Two before I turned the first page What I didn t realize was how deeply the book would affect me and that I d still be thinking about it a week after I finished it This is a beautifully written book about love and guilt and redemption.The year is 1943 and Charlie meets Brenda when he comes into the music store that her mother owns and she works at At first, she didn t think much of him She wasinterested in all of the soldiers on leave who wanted to dance and pay attention to her Charlie wasn t very impressive when he first asked Brenda to play a song for him on the organ but as he kept coming in to the store, she found herself looking forward to his visits Charlie was a Harvard graduate, a brilliant mathematician and was working for the government on the Manhattan Project He had no idea exactly what he was working on and only knew his small part of the entire project with the rest being kept in secret When he is sent to Los Alamos, he and Brenda plan to write to each other but that was a poor substitute for being together so she joins him in New Mexico Charlie knew that he was working on a project for the government but had no idea that they were creating the first atomic bomb He only knew that he was creating a detonator Once he realized what the project was all about, he wanted to quit when he understood the possible devastation of this bomb Once the bombs strike Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the feelings of culpability devastate him and Brenda When the war is over, the government agrees to pay for him to go to Stanford to get his doctorate but he finds everyone excited about the possibilities of atomic energy and realizes that he doesn t want to be part of it He quit school and he and Brenda look for a career that will bring joy into the world and help to ease the guilt they feel over his part in building the atomic bomb The writing in this book is exquisite and the characters are multi dimensional the reader sees the good and the bad in the two main characters My prediction is that this will be a very popular spring 2020 novel I already know that it will be in my top 10 books for the year.Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own There is so much in this gem, history, romance, philosophy, music, music, music The music almost seemed a character Not always an easy book to read.There had to be an unbelievable amount of research to get this book to publication again, the history, bomb building, the music.As a former church organist, I understood the organ sections, especially the Bach Tocata and Fugue and playing sick instrument.I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop since the story is told partially through the v There is so much in this gem, history, romance, philosophy, music, music, music The music almost seemed a character Not always an easy book to read.There had to be an unbelievable amount of research to get this book to publication again, the history, bomb building, the music.As a former church organist, I understood the organ sections, especially the Bach Tocata and Fugue and playing sick instrument.I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop since the story is told partially through the voice and experiences of the women who lived the story, but we quickly understand she is telling it from a muchmodern 1986 date.If you haven t read Stephen Kiernan yet, this is a good place to start This is a quite interesting novel very loosely based on the life of Charles Fisk, who worked on the design of the detonator for the atomic bomb in the 1940 s I m not usually fond of historical novels that includefiction than fact but I did enjoy this one There s also the love story between Charles and Brenda, which I wasn t that fond of What I found most fascinating about this book was when it focused on Charles dawning realization of just what he was working on and what implications i This is a quite interesting novel very loosely based on the life of Charles Fisk, who worked on the design of the detonator for the atomic bomb in the 1940 s I m not usually fond of historical novels that includefiction than fact but I did enjoy this one There s also the love story between Charles and Brenda, which I wasn t that fond of What I found most fascinating about this book was when it focused on Charles dawning realization of just what he was working on and what implications it could have on this world Recommended

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