Base Ten

Base Ten


Maryann Lesert
Torn between her family and her ambitions, an astronomer finds her way back to the stars.

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ISBN: 9781558615816
Publication Date: 02-01-2009

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Afterword by Florence Howe and Sue V. Rosser

Jillian Greer—astrophysicist, wife, mother—leaves her family for ten days of solitude in the Manistee National Forest, where she and her research partner Kera first invented a specialized telescope and dreamed of going into space.

"Maryann Lesert portrays engaging characters, along with breathtaking recreations of the natural world, and a fascinating introduction to the world of astronomy.” —Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife

"[Lesert's] writing is remarkable . . . a wonderful first novel. . . . Never have I dog-eared a novel as I have this one. . . . Recommend[ed] . . . to all who are finding their way through the maze of motherhood, marriage, love and dreams." The Grand Rapids Press