From the book jacket: Nancy Zafris follows a colorful cast of characters
into uncharted fictional territory, this time landing in the canyon country of
the desert Southwest in 1954. For motivations as straightforward as striking it
rich to reasons far more complex and confounding, they each embark on very
personal divergent journeys across an unforgiving countryside, even while their
quest to find uranium unites them. By turns meditative and funny, frightening,
witty and refreshingly wise, Lucky Strike explores the ways that language
simply put can mine the inexpressible. In the process, a young widow and her two
children learn much about uranium but even more about the nature of the love
that binds them. This is a story to touch your heart.
Comment: Young widow Jean Waterman is determined to give her seriously ill 10-year-old son, Charlie, and her 12-year-old ...
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