Monday, March 03, 2014
Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
The story is told in sparse prose, almost like snapshots of conversation.
The lives they lived, the secrecy of where they were, and what they did, all for the war effort, all hidden from everyone they knew, and their families.
"We named them James, Patricia, Mary, Robert. When we began there were twenty of us, then fifty, and in the first year alone we gave birth to eighty healthy children".
Friendship, suspicion, hardship, learning to love the desert.
A novel that gives a true impression of what it must have been like for those families moved to the desert, to make "the gadget" for the war effort.
totally worth reading!