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The Movement of Stars

Brill, Amy (Book - 2013 )
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The Movement of Stars
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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.
Authors: Brill, Amy
Title: The movement of stars
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2013
Characteristics: 388 p. :,map ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Map on lining papers
"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.
ISBN: 1594487448
9781594487446
Statement of Responsibility: Amy Brill
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 384-386)
Subject Headings: Nantucket Island (Mass.) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction Astronomy Fiction Quakers Fiction Society of Friends Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Love stories
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Astronomy
Quakers
Society of Friends
LCCN: 2012027241
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