Nora Gallagher is the author of Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith and Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace. Her essays, book reviews, and journalism have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, DoubleTake, and Mother Jones, among other publications. She is also the editor of the award-winning Notes from the Field, a collection of literary essays about the outdoors. She grew up in New Mexico and lives with her husband in California and New York City.
In summer 1945, a young painter named Eleanor who's exiled herself to New Mexico cares for a disoriented man she encounters in the desert near her home. Wouldn't she be surprised to learn that he's run off from the Manhattan Project, his conscience bleeding about the consequences of the bomb. A big debut from the author of Things Seen and Unseen; with a nine-city tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Gallagher has chosen a playing field where art, science, and faith intersect. . . . An ambitious, moving and insightful novel." --Los Angeles Times"Evocative. . . . Gallagher effortlessly conjures the real and the imagined in language as clear as the Southwestern landscape." --The New York Times Book Review "Gracefully written, intelligent. . . . A beautifully crafted story, thoughtfully conceived, written with unusual emotional precision and moral clarity." --The Boston Globe