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The Resource The smallest lights in the universe : a memoir, Sara Seager

The smallest lights in the universe : a memoir, Sara Seager

Label
The smallest lights in the universe : a memoir
Title
The smallest lights in the universe
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sara Seager
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this luminous memoir, an MIT astrophysicist must reinvent herself in the wake of tragedy and discovers the power of connection on this planet, even as she searches our galaxy for another Earth. Sara Seager has always been in love with the stars: so many lights in the sky, so much possibility. Now a pioneering planetary scientist, she searches for exoplanets--especially that distant, elusive world that sustains life. But with the unexpected death of Seager's husband, the purpose of her own life becomes hard for her to see. Suddenly, at forty, she is a widow and the single mother of two young boys. For the first time, she feels alone in the universe. As she struggles to navigate her life after loss, Seager takes solace in the alien beauty of exoplanets and the technical challenges of exploration. At the same time, she discovers earthbound connections that feel every bit as wondrous, when strangers and loved ones alike reach out to her across the space of her grief. Among them are the Widows of Concord, a group of women offering advice on everything from home maintenance to dating, and her beloved sons, Max and Alex. Most unexpected of all, there is another kind of one-in-a-billion match, not in the stars but here at home. Probing and invigoratingly honest, The Smallest Lights in the Universe is its own kind of light in the dark"--
Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2020.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10909501
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seager, Sara
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seager, Sara
  • Seager, Sara
  • Planetary scientists
  • Astrophysicists
  • Widows
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Astrophysicists
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Planetary scientists
  • Widows
  • Massachusetts
Label
The smallest lights in the universe : a memoir, Sara Seager
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525576259
Lccn
2020007803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1154135118
Label
The smallest lights in the universe : a memoir, Sara Seager
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780525576259
Lccn
2020007803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1154135118

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