1) Atomic love
"Chicago, 1950. Rosalind Porter has always defied expectations--in her work as a physicist on the Manhattan Project and in her passionate love affair with colleague Thomas Weaver. Five years after the end of both, her guilt over the bomb and her heartbreak over Weaver are intertwined. She desperately misses her work in the lab, yet has almost resigned herself to a more conventional life. Then Weaver gets back in touch--and so does the FBI. Special...
When you least expect it, life can turn you around. Take forty-something Jane Larson. Although she views her situation with wry humor, her life feels frozen. An architect, she's had the same job for eighteen years, designing chain banks, grocery stores, and dry cleaners instead of the beautiful houses she craves to create. Living in Brooklyn with her difficult teenage daughters, she's lost all hope for the possibility of love or excitement. Then...
358 pages ; 25 cm
A yuppie family from Manhattan moves into a Brooklyn suburb which is undergoing gentrification. Jim, the working-class neighbor resents the yuppies, but his brother, a teacher takes a fancy to the yuppie's wife and they have an affair. The only problem is Jim's wife also fancies the teacher and she doesn't like the idea of the yuppie's wife cutting in.