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Brill, Amy
The movement of stars / Amy Brill
New York : Riverhead Books, 2013
book jacket
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 Browsing/1st Flr  PS3602.R53175 M68 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Society of Friends -- Fiction
Quakers -- Fiction
Astronomy -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Subject Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Physical Description 388 p. : map ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Note "A novel"--Jacket
Summary Amateur astronomer Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised. Then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student. But when their shared interest in the stars develops into something deeper, Hannah's standing in the community begins to unravel
Note Map on lining papers
Includes bibliographical references (p. 384-386)
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