The Resource Light from other stars : a novel, Erika Swyler

Light from other stars : a novel, Erika Swyler

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Light from other stars : a novel
Title
Light from other stars
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Erika Swyler
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Decades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, an astronaut confronts dangerous family secrets to stop a world-threatening crisis
  • "From the author of national bestseller The Book of Speculation, a poignant, fantastical novel about the electric combination of ambition and 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. Her father, however, wants the opposite. Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of Nedda's newborn brother several years before, Theo devotes himself to extending his living daughter's childhood just a little longer. The result is an invention that alters the fabric of time. Amidst the erupting chaos, 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 more 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."--Dust jacket
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10775955
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DLC
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Swyler, Erika
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.W96
LC item number
L58 2019
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women astronauts
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Women astronauts
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Light from other stars : a novel, Erika Swyler
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1042351976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781635573169
Lccn
2018034280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042351976
Label
Light from other stars : a novel, Erika Swyler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042351976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781635573169
Lccn
2018034280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042351976

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