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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library FIE (Text) 33500013276779 New Available -
Fosston Public Library FIE (Text) 33500013276787 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library FIE (Text) 35500006302317 New Checked out 12/10/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593085349
  • ISBN: 9780593085356
  • ISBN: 0593085337
  • ISBN: 9780593085332
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Chicago, 1950. Rosalind Porter has always defied expectations--in her work as a physicist on the Manhattan Project and in her passionate love affair with colleague Thomas Weaver. Five years after the end of both, her guilt over the bomb and her heartbreak over Weaver are intertwined. She desperately misses her work in the lab, yet has almost resigned herself to a more conventional life. Then Weaver gets back in touch--and so does the FBI. Special Agent Charlie Szydlo wants Roz to spy on Weaver, whom the FBI suspects of passing nuclear secrets to Russia. Roz helped to develop these secrets and knows better than anyone the devastating power such knowledge holds. But can she spy on a man she still loves, despite her better instincts? At the same time, something about Charlie draws her in. He's a former prisoner of war haunted by his past, just as her past haunts her. As Rosalind's feelings for each man deepen, so too does the danger she finds herself in. She will have to choose: the man who taught her how to love ... or the man her love might save?"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    In 1950, the country is recovering from war, but some wounds are too deep to forget. During the war, scientist Rosalind Porter was the only woman involved with the Manhattan Project, working alongside fellow scientist Thomas Weaver, who became her lover. But when the bomb was dropped, Weaver suddenly told Roz their relationship was over. She spiraled into a deep depression, lost her job at the lab, and struggled to get out of bed. Now Roz works behind the Marshall Fields jewelry counter and finds little joy in life. When she discovers a man following her after work, she is shocked to discover the truth. The FBI wants information on Weaver, and Roz is caught between two worlds: her past desire for Weaver and her attraction to this new man. From minor characters to her protagonist, Fields creates authentic female characters teetering on the verge of the women's movement, struggling to claim their place in the world. Inspired by history, Fields' fifth novel is a love story filled with passion, betrayal, mystery, and liberation. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennie Fields received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is the author of the novels Lily Beach, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, The Middle Ages, and The Age of Desire. A Chicago native, Fields was inspired by her own mother's work as a University of Chicago-trained biochemist in the 1950s. Fields now lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.

Subject: Women physicists Fiction
Women spies Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Fiction
Defense information, Classified Fiction
Intelligence officers Fiction
Subversive activities United States Fiction
Manhattan Project (U.S.) Fiction
Atomic bomb United States History Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) Fiction
Genre: Spy fiction.
Spy stories.
Historical fiction.
Romantic suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Romance fiction.
Spy stories.
Historical fiction.

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