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The Wives of Los Alamos
I have never read a book quite like The Wives of Los Alamos. Told in the collective first person, the book never focuses in on one particular character or story. This distance reflects the distance felt by the women of the atomic era living in the isolated New Mexico desert. I read this after reading Killing the Rising Sun, and this book puts a behind-the-scenes spin on what went on while American scientists developed the atomic bomb. Some may be put off by the way the book was written, but I liked the quirkiness of it. It gave a broad picture of what the wives of those scientists experienced in the service of their company.
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