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Challenger Park by Stephen Harrigan
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Nov 25, 09

Read in August, 2009

I was drawn to this because it takes place where I grew up. That also is pretty much the only reason it gets two stars. It is pretty cool to read a book that is based on a place you spend 20 years living in, especially when it is as unheralded as Clear Lake, TX. It was also an interesting insight into the day to day lives of astronauts, who are no longer the celebrities they were in the days of going to the moon, but still live quite fascinating lives.

That said, the NASA and Bay Area facade drew me into what was basically a romantic novel. Two astronauts are married and have kids, she falls in love with someone else at NASA, blah blah blah. I guess if you like that thing then this wouldn't be an awful book to read, but I am not a romance novel guy and can't give it a much higher rating than this.

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