How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky

How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky

Book - 2014
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Beyond the skyline of Toledo stands the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, ... a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. One of these is George Dermont, ... who's trying to prove the scientific existence of a Gateway to God ... Its newest star is Irene Sparks, a pragmatist and mathematician invited to lead the Institute's work on a massive superconductor being constructed below Toledo. This would be a scientist's dream come true, but it's particularly poignant for Irene, who has been in self-imposed exile from Toledo and her estranged alcoholic mother Bernice. When Bernice dies unexpectedly, Irene resolves to return to Toledo, and sets in motion a series of events which place George and Irene on a collision course with love, destiny, and fate.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781250047021
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 25 cm


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CMLibrary_sfetzer May 17, 2016

Lydia Netzer is a surprising and refreshing new voice in magical realism. Her second novel tells the story of two souls destined for love since before their birth and their scheming mothers who designed them for each other. Cold and logical Diana and dreamer George make an interesting fated pair. An intriguing storyline punctuated with instances of little miracles and implausible events fits this novel perfectly into the magical realism genre. The characters are vibrant and interesting and the periodic flashbacks serve to flesh out their unusual and often tragic histories. Twists and surprises abound in this funny and charming novel; those who enjoyed Like Water for Chocolate will love How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky.


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