By turns touching, confiding, and
matter-of-fact…Engrossing, dense,
and believable.

—publishers weekly, starred review

Astounding…Nesbit brings alive
questions of war and power
that dog us to this day.

—booklist, starred review

I am in awe of this novel…
The Wives of Los Alamos will be read
and reread and remembered.

—gail godwin, author of flora

[A] fascinating and artful debut…
This is a novel—and a writer—
of consequence.

—paula mclain, author of the paris wife

Recommended both for its important subject matter and for the author’s vivid storytelling.

Library Journal

  • One of the neatest things about publishing the novel are the photos and emails I receive. Like this from Renee Burke:
    April 24th
  • What bomb Bravo felt like for those in the Marshall Islands & the many atomic detonations' impact on pregnancies.
    April 18th
  • RT @DamienKempf: 'Truthful reports of how, in 1551, five suns were seen in Leipzig by many trustworthy persons' #BookofMiracles…
    April 17th


TaraShea Nesbit’s writing has been featured in the Iowa Review, Quarterly West, Hayden’s Ferry Review and elsewhere.