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Challenger Park

by Stephen Harrigan

Challenger Park by Stephen Harrigan
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2006
    416 pages
    Genre: Novels

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From the author of the acclaimed The Gates of the Alamo, a novel of extraordinary power about what it’s like, and what it means, to journey into space as one of today’s astronauts.

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"This surprisingly weak follow-up to The Gates of the Alamo attempts to document the day-to-day tedium and terrors of astronauts, but slides quickly into a tepid romance." - PW.
"Starred Review. Harrigan deftly portrays the terror-drenched thrill of floating in space and the formidable but flawed individuals who risk everything to realize their dreams." - Booklist.

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Stephen Harrigan Author Biography

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Stephen Harrigan was born in Oklahoma City in 1948 and has lived in Texas since the age of five, growing up in Abilene and Corpus Christi. For many years he was a staff writer and senior editor at Texas Monthly, and his articles and essays have appeared in a wide range of other publications as well, including The Atlantic, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Audubon, Life, Slate, and others.

He has written several novels, essay collections, non-fiction and screenplays. A 1971 graduate of the University of Texas, Harrigan lives in Austin, where he is on the faculty of UT's James A. Michener Center for Writers. He and his wife, Sue Ellen, have three daughters, Marjorie, Dorothy and Charlotte.

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