The Stargazer's Sister
A NoveleBook - 2016
From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day: a beautiful new period novel--a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time--based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right. This exquisitely imagined novel opens as the great astronomer and composer William Herschel rescues his sister Caroline from a life of drudgery in Germany and brings her to England and a world of music-making and stargazing. Lina, as Caroline is known, serves as William's assistant and the captain of his exhilaratingly busy household. William is generous, wise, and charismatic, an obsessive genius whom Lina adores and serves with the fervency of a beloved wife. When William suddenly announces that he will be married, Lina watches as her world collapses. With her characteristically elegant prose, Brown creates from history a compelling story of familial collaboration and conflict, the sublime...
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Pantheon, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5298 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)