|Elizabeth J. Church.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||368 / 2017|
In 1941, Meridian Wallace begins her ornithology studies at the University of Chicago. She is soon drawn to Alden Whetstone, a brilliant physics professor who opens her eyes to the fundamentals and poetry of his field. In Elizabeth Church's debut, Meridian defers her own career and follows Alden to Los Alamos, where he is engaged in a secret government project. Married life isn't what she hoped, and so Meridian channels her academic ambitions into studying a family of crows, whose free life and companionship are the very things that seem beyond her reach. At the dawn of the turbulent 1970s, Meridian meets Clay, a young geologist and veteran of the Vietnam War, and together they seek ways to mend what the world has broken.