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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Davies Narrator: Emily Durant Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It’s 1944, and war is raging in Europe and the Pacific. Meanwhile, twelve year old Hazel is fighting her own battles somewhere in the New Mexico desert. Life has gotten increasingly complicated and lonely since Dad brought Mom and her to live on the Hill, an ugly place surrounded by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. A brilliant physicist, he is working hard on the Big Mystery, while poor Mom, who has always believed that secrets are bad for the soul, has retreated into a world of her own.

A powerful, fictional account of the development of the atomic bomb, this novel offers young readers no simple answers. It does, however, give them plenty to think about as well as an intriguing story populated by a background cast of some of the most important characters of the twentieth century.

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  • “Davis takes youngsters to a setting seldom covered in their literature, 1944 Los Alamos, New Mexico, where scientists are developing the atomic bomb…There are no easy answers—as both Davies and Durante clearly demonstrate in this worthwhile story.”


  • “This suspenseful story successfully captures the tensions of a volatile period in American history as the atomic bomb was being developed. Readers will be left with plenty to think about and no simple answers.”

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  • “As Hazel makes a friend, discovers a secret, and grapples with her own fiery intelligence, a portion of American history that wasn't so very long ago takes on shape and reality.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jane | 10/11/2013

    " Pretty complex characters covering the same ground as The Green Glass Sea but with more fallout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sequoia Poths | 9/13/2013

    " this book was really good i literally read in an hour lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by annabanana | 3/29/2013

    " This book was about world war 2 "

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