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TaraShea Nesbit Author Event

02/28/2014 - 7:00pm

Join us as we welcome former Tacoman TaraShea Nesbit as she reads from her debut novel The Wives of Los Alamos. The novel tells the story of the making of the atomic bomb from the perspective of the scientists’ wives, who did not know what their husbands were building. Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago—and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. They lived in barely finished houses with a P.O. box for an address in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn’t exist as far as the public knew. The Wives of Los Alamos is an Indies Choice Spring 2014 Debut Novel Pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, and is on the March 2014 Indie Next List.

TaraShea Nesbit
’s debut novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, is an Indies Next Pick, and received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus Review. She holds a MFA from Washington University and is currently pursuing a PhD in creative writing and literature at the University of Denver, where she teaches literature and creative writing. Before moving to Colorado, TaraShea lived in Tacoma and taught at UWT.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
98402 Tacoma
The Wives of Los Alamos: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620405031
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 25th, 2014

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ISBN: 9781620405055
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 24th, 2014