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The Path of Minor Planets: A Novel

by Andrew Sean Greer

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I thought this book was a well-researched interesting glimpse into the life of a few scientists from the West Coast. Gives a very depressing, sad look on life. Overall, an interesting read, if you have time. ( )
  aliciaaa1 | Jul 24, 2007 |
A convincing account of the lives and loves of a group of astronomers. Captured the feeling of some of the tech-heavy groups I've interacted with. Depressing. ( )
  aneel | May 10, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312306059, Paperback)

In 1965, on a small island in the South Pacific, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Denise struggles for respect in her professional life, married Eli becomes increasingly attracted to Denise and her quixotic mind, and young Lydia attempts to escape the scientists’ long-casting shadows. Andrew Sean Greer’s remarkable and sweeping first novel is an exploration of chances taken and lost, of love found and broken, and of time’s subtle gravitational pull on the lives of everyday and extraordinary people.

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"In 1965, on a small island in the South Pacific, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways." "Three exceptional women are at the center of the group: the quietly brilliant Denise, destined for professional greatness and personal calamity; Kathy, distant and shrewd but longing for connection; and young and careless Lydia, attempting to escape the scientists' long-casting shadows. All three women make choices early in their lives that echo and return - like the comet above them - over a quarter century."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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