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The movement of stars

by Amy Brill

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Written in English

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  • Fiction,
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    It is 1845, and Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a woman"s path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different -- and elusive -- goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman. And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student. but when their shared interest in the stars develops into something deeper, Hannah"s standing in the community begins to unravel, challenging her most fundamental beliefs about work and love, and ultimately changing the course of her life forever. Inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America, The Movement of Stars is a richly drawn portrait of desire and ambition in the face of adversity.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-597).

    StatementAmy Brill
    SeriesThorndike Press large print basic, Thorndike Press large print basic series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3602.R53175 M68 2013b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination605 pages (large print) ;
    Number of Pages605
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26455198M
    ISBN 101410460266
    ISBN 109781410460264
    LC Control Number2013013647
    OCLC/WorldCa836261751

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