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

  • @egabbert @AngieMazakis Sorry @mikeayoung. I think I was just really dreaming of sprinkle cupcakes.
    July 26th
  • @SaraJHenry If that is the worst of it you're doing pretty good. My favorite are the automated calls for Tear-wash-Ee-uh.
    July 26th
  • @egabbert @adjameson But no suggestion of byline?
    July 25th


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