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Features ✓ Light from Other StarsKindle Ebook Author ☆ Erika Swyler ☆ – webpolitics.us

Light from Other Stars From the author of national bestseller The Book of Speculation, a poignant, fantastical novel about the electric combination of ambition wonder that keeps us reaching toward the heavens.Eleven year old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut In 1986 in Easter, a small Florida Space Coast town, her dreams seem almost within reach if she can just grow up fast enough Theo, the scientist father she idolizes, is consumed by his own obsessions Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of Nedda s newborn brother several years before, Theo turns to the dangerous dream of extending his living daughter s childhood just a little longer The result is an invention that alters the fabric of time.Amidst the chaos that erupts, Nedda must confront her father and his secrets, the ramifications of which will irrevocably change her life, her community, and the entire world But she finds an unexpected ally in Betheen, the mother she s never quite understood, who surprises Nedda by seeing her clearly than anyone else Decades later, Nedda has achieved her long held dream, and as she floats in antigravity, far from earth, she and her crewmates face a serious crisis Nedda may hold the key to the solution, if she can come to terms with her past and the future that awaits her Light from Other Stars is about fathers and daughters, women and the forces that hold them back, and the cost of meaningful work It questions how our lives have changed, what progress looks like, and what it really means to sacrifice for the greater good. Free Read [ Light from Other Stars ] by [ Erika Swyler ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – webpolitics.us

Features ✓ Light from Other StarsKindle Ebook Author ☆ Erika Swyler ☆ – webpolitics.us
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Light from Other Stars
  • Erika Swyler
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 1635573165

    10 thoughts on “Features ✓ Light from Other StarsKindle Ebook Author ☆ Erika Swyler ☆ – webpolitics.us


  1. says:

    Wow I was left with a big lump in my throat as I turned the last few pages I sat quietly just staring out the window.It s not a book one easily jumps away from and walks off quickly.It s a book that transforms us.one we continue to reflect It brims with heart pleasures and pain between parents and their children It s a highly imaginable story one that expands our horizons between earth and space This novel is wonderful extraordinary incredibly ambitious..and as ambitiou Wow I was left with a big lump in my throat as I turned the last few pages I sat quietly just staring out the window.It s not a book one easily jumps away from and walks off quickly.It s a book that transforms us.one we continue to reflect It brims with heart pleasures and pain between parents and their children It s a highly imaginable story one that expands our horizons between earth and space This novel is wonderful extraordina...


  2. says:

    4.5 starsScience fiction is not a genre I typically read, but there was something about the description of this book that appealed to me I amthan a little surprised at how much I loved it Most of the sci fi stuff was beyond me and while I didn t find most of it believable, the author did a fabulous job of helping me to imagine it Eleven year old Nedda loves space travel and astronauts and science and her heart is broken when The Challenger crashes Nedda s love of space travel and her a 4.5 starsScience fiction is not a genre I typically read, but there was something about the description of this book that appealed to me I amthan a little surprised at how much I loved it Most of the sci fi stuff was beyond me and while I didn t find most of it believable, the author did a fabulous job of helping me to imagine it Eleven year old Nedda loves space travel and astronauts and science and her heart is broken when The Challenger crashes Nedda s love of space travel and her ambition to go to space is realized in this dual time narrative The story begins from her present on a spacecraft on a journey to a planet to explore whether it could be a safe haven as the earth slowly is destructing It moves back and forth to 1986, when she is eleven, the time of an experiment that alters time, when so much changes Her father, a professor who has lo...


  3. says:

    This was a 4 star read for me.This is my second book by Ms Swyler and it is really quite different I believe that The Book of Speculation wasmagical realism and this one is science fiction I think it might be important for readers to know that I do not read science fiction and some parts of this novel were just plain frustrating for me The believability factor was a problem for me at first but then I thought I would just sort of turn myself over to the book and just see where it wou This was a 4 star read for me.This is my second book by Ms Swyler and it is really quite different I be...


  4. says:

    Eleven year old Nedda Papas wants to be an astronaut Her father once worked for NASA was laid off and she is devastated when she watched the Challenger Catastrophe at her school I could relate to this part of the book as I also watched the Challenger break apart 73 seconds into its flight live in my science class But that is not where the book begins, the book begins when an adult Nedda is in space aboard the Chawla She has been in space for two years and has severalto go before they Eleven year old Nedda Papas wants to be an astronaut Her father once worked for NASA was laid off and she is devastated when she watched the Challenger Catastrophe at her school I could relate to this part of the book as I also watched the Challenger break apart 73 seconds into its flight li...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Light from Other Stars is certainly not an easy book to review It holds a lot of meaning and very deep emotion, and the idea behind it is definitely interesting a science experiment gone wrong that sends the whole town into a temporal bubble and makes it effectively disappear for some 50 years, after which it surfaces like some real life nostalgia in a fu...


  6. says:

    I loved the premise of Light From Other Stars when I read it The story lost me, unfortunately It s not a bad story or badly written I got lost somewhere in the scientific stuff, and I just couldn t maintain interest enough I...


  7. says:

    This is a deeply beautiful booklike a 4.5 for me , although it has a promotional pitch that is perhaps misleading Indeed this book consists of two parallel stories Nedda s father s science experiment going array when she is a child and flash forward scenes aboard a space ship when Nedda is older and an astronaut What I think you DON T get from the promotional copy is that this book is sci fi and those elements will figure prominently into one and ultimately both of these plot lines.I This is a deeply beautiful booklike a 4.5 for me , although it has a promotional pitch that is perhaps misleading Indeed this book consists of two parallel stories Nedda s father s science experiment going array when she is a child and flash forward scenes aboard a space ship when Nedda is older and an astronaut What I think you DON T get from the promotional copy is that this book is sci fi and those elements will figure prominently into one and ultimately both of these plot lines.I only mention this because when this book first went into that sci fi direction, it threw me for a loop Nedda and her friend Denny have an exceptional morning as many kids in my generation did watching the Challenge disaster on TV at school Being that this is a story about a girl who ultimately becomes an astronaut who adorable muses to herself as a child, it was stupid to send grown men into space when a girl would be a better fit , it feels like this desire to go to outer space will be the main narrative thru...


  8. says:

    This is one of those find a quiet place books The intricate vocabulary and in depth story needs your undivided attention It is a wonderful story and Swyler is an amazing author that causes you to fall into the world like Alice I definitely recommend this read


  9. says:

    Read Elyse s wonderful review


  10. says:

    Nedda Papas is eleven and space obsessed in Easter, Florida, when Challenger explodes in the sky overhead, sending shockwaves through the small NASA adjacent town Nedda s father, a scientist grieving the death of his infant son, the passing of his daughter s youth, and the degeneration of his hands, has been conducting fragile and dangerous experiments, sent over the edge and altering the fabric of time in wondrous and tragic ways after Challenger s demise Years later, Nedda has achieved her d Nedda Papas is eleven and space obsessed in Easter, Florida, when Challenger explodes in the sky overhead, sending shockwaves through the small NA...

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