Like a jewel shimmering in a Midwest skyline, the Toledo
Institute of Astronomy is the nation’s premier center of astronomical discovery
and a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. Here, dreamy
cosmologist George Dermont mines the stars to prove the existence of God. Here,
Irene Sparks, an unsentimental scientist, creates black holes in captivity.
George and Irene are on a collision course with love,
destiny, and fate. They have everything in common: both are ambitious, both
passionate about science, both lonely and yearning for connection. The air
seems to hum when they’re together. But George and Irene’s attraction was not
written in the stars. In fact their mothers, friends since childhood, raised
them separately to become each other’s soulmates.
When that long-secret plan triggers unintended consequences,
the two astronomers must discover the truth about their destinies, and unravel
the mystery of what Toledo holds for them—together or, perhaps, apart.
Lydia Netzer combines a gift for character and big-hearted
storytelling, with a sure hand for science and a vision of a city transformed
by its unique celestial position, exploring the conflicts of fate and
determinism, and asking how much of life is under our control and what is preordained
in the heavens. Download and start listening now!