Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Movement of Stars

Astronomer. Readers who like historical fiction, especially when it features strong and interesting female protagonists, are those most likely to enjoy Amy Brill’s finely written debut novel, The Movement of Stars. Brill was inspired by the life of a 19th century astronomer and the novel she’s written places readers in a very well-drawn setting: a Quaker community on Nantucket Island in the mid-19th century. Protagonist Hannah Price comes of age in a closely knit faith community, learning to perform scholarly work, attracted to a black man limited by racism, constrained by family expectations, and striving to fulfill her potential. Brill presents Price as a very complete character, packed with all the conflicting emotions and challenges that each of us faces in our lives. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Movement of Stars from amazon.com.

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