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A Trip to the Stars by Nicholas Christopher
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Jun 26, 09

bookshelves: fiction, sci-fi-fantasy, coming-of-age
Read in June, 2009

A Trip to the Stars is billed as a story about people who are lost or who have lost things. It begins with the separation of ten-year-old Loren--who has already lost much--from his young aunt, Alma, at a planetarium in Manhattan in 1965. From there, Christopher traces Loren's and Alma's paths for the next fifteen years, as each wanders in seemingly far-fetched situations, navigating unlikely relationships.

This book isn't quite sci-fi or fantasy. It's more of an exploration of some extremely unlikely fictional scenarios. But it reads like fantasy, holding you, pushing you forward to learn of the next impossible meeting or parting, the next look at the stars, and ultimately to the reunion of Loren and Alma. A painstakingly-conceived and captivating read.
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