Stephen Kiernan will join us via video links to talk about his new historical novel, Universe of Two.
Universe of Two is the 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.
"Kiernan recreates the zeitgeist of America leading up to the atomic bomb on a national and personal level: the eager anticipation of wartime's end, the grimly fascinating science, and the growing sense of guilt and dread. Simultaneously tender and hard-hitting, this riveting story offers much to reflect upon."-- Booklist
Stephen Kiernan is a journalist as well as the author of three earlier novels, The Curiosity, The Hummingbird, and The Bakers Secret. He has also written two nonfiction books, Last Rights and Authentic Partiotism. Born in Newtonville, NY, he currently lives in northern Vermont. A graduate of Middlebury College, he received a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
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“Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible...The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you’ll read this year.” — Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family