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Atomic Anna

by Rachel Barenbaum

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Atomic Anna by Rachel Barenbaum
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    Apr 2022, 448 pages

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A nuclear scientist inadvertently discovers time travel and attempts to prevent the Chernobyl disaster.

If you had the opportunity to prevent one of the world's most horrific disasters, would you? What if saving thousands of lives meant losing your daughter? Such is the premise of Rachel Barenbaum's time travel thriller Atomic Anna. Told through the eyes of Anna, her daughter Molly and her granddaughter Raisa, this story explores not only the implications of time travel but the impact of one person's choices on multiple generations.

Atomic Anna's main focus is how individual choices reverberate through time. Anna, Molly and Raisa are all heavily impacted by the choices of their mothers, and the generally negative outcomes. Anna's mother was arrested for being a political dissident, depriving Anna of a maternal influence. Decades later, when Anna discovers she is pregnant, she fears that becoming a mother will mean the end of her job as the Soviet Union's top nuclear scientist and that ...

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