Join us online to celebrate the release of Stephen P. Kiernan's latest novel, Universe of Two!
This is a ticketed event. Ticket purchase includes entry for your household to the virtual event as well as a signed, personalized copy of Universe of Two. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a link and password to attend the virtual event on Zoom. Please note that your ticket and personalized book are not refundable.
Ticket options for store pick up or shipping are listed below. You can pick up the book from one of our stores in Essex, Burlington, or Rutland, Vermont or opt to have it shipped to your home (US addresses only). Both shipping and in-store pickup will take place after the event. If you choose in-store pickup, you will receive an e-mail when your book is ready for pickup.
ABOUT THE BOOK: “Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible, reminding us by wrapping a war story in a love story that although we hold the power for our own extinction, we also have the power to redeem, heal, and save. The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you’ll read this year.”—Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family
From the critically acclaimed author of The Baker’s Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love, and redemption—a fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project and ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb. With his musician wife, he spends his postwar life seeking redemption—and they find it together. Based on the life of the actual mathematician Charles B. Fisk, Universe of Two combines riveting historical drama with a poignant love story. Stephen Kiernan has conjured a remarkable account of two people struggling to heal their consciences and find peace in a world forever changed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephen P. Kiernan is a graduate of Middlebury College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He spent more than twenty years as a journalist, winning numerous awards before turning to fiction writing. He is the author of the novels The Curiosity, The Hummingbird, and The Baker’s Secret. Kiernan lives in Vermont.