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Stephen P. Kiernan | Universe of Two - ONLINE

s kiernanStephen 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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Event date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Universe of Two: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062878441
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Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2020

“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


The Baker's Secret: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062369598
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

"A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told."— Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun


The Hummingbird: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062369550
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 28th, 2016

From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption.


The Curiosity: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062221070
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan’s debut novel, is a gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity—man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a curiosity.…
 


Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780312374648
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 10th, 2007

"Gripping…A superb resource for boomers dealing with their parents' final days…as well as for health-care professionals who need to hear this story from the other side."

--Kirkus Reviews


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Authentic Patriotism: How to Restore America's Ideals---Without Losing Our Tempers or Our Minds Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312573409
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 21st, 2011

A provocative, inspiring account of our neglected American ideals and the people who are living them today--and restoring our nation's dream

Patriotism has become a loaded word: one that is wielded against people with whom we might disagree, or whose cultural origins don't match our own.