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in The unusual arrangement with Randolph often away on adventures raises uestions in the town where her burgeoning political ambitions cause her to take a stance against an expansion of the Lab The strong relationship between the two irls Meena and Lily loosely bonds the families "together as the irls seek to differentiate themselves "As the irls seek to differentiate themselves their peers their parents and even each other they mirror the struggle the town faces What always was must not necessarily always beKolaya a noted poet offers lyrical prose with restrained detail Rather than wax on about minutiae as some literary novels do her descriptions paint vivid pictures in few words She writes Since he d begun his studies his career his reatest fear had been that he would be a failure A B physicist Here we understand not only what Abhijat fears but also how he measures failure as markedly different from what the world would define as such I came to read CHARMED PARTICLES by accident largely because Ms Kolaya and I share a state and some affiliation with the LOFT Literary Center in Minneapolis It deserves far reater attention More accessible than FATES AND FURIES and just as beautiful as ALL THE LIGHTS WE CANNOT SEE CHARMED PARTICLES offers bestseller uality and the added bonus of feeling like a hidden em Set in a small prairie town Charmed Particles is the story of two families pulled in opposite directions Abhijat is a theoretical physicist working at the town s particle accelerator lab His wife Sarala is a stay at home mother to daughter Meena Both are trying to find their places one in America and the other in public school Meena s best friend is Lily Her father Randolph is a entleman explorer while her mother Rose has made her mark in local politics When a proposal comes forth to build a superconducting supercollider at the lab the two families find themselves on opposite sides of a debate that threatens to fracture their small community As a small town resident myself the book totally hit home for me Kolaya did a lot of research into real debates about the first supercolliders and that research really Prisoner of Midnight grounds the story But even this is a wonderful story of ambition and community rooted in six well drawn and wonderful main characters This one is highly recommended Kim Ukurafrom The Best Books We Read In October In 1972 Abhijat earns a job at a world renowned particle accelerator lab located in a sm. T the National Accelerator Research Laboratory His wife Sarala home with their young daughter Meena struggles to assimilate to their new American culture Meena’s best friend at school is Lily a precocious child prodigy whose father self identifies as “the lastreat entleman explorer?. This book tells the stories of two families who are outsiders in a "Small Town The Two "town The two are exceptionally clever and curious For reviews of literary fiction by women see my blog wwwreadherlikeanopenbookcom Chrissy Kolaya s debut novel is set in a small town just beyond the edge of the Chicago suburbs during the 1980s and concerns the intersecting lives of two familiesAbhijat Mital is a theoretical physicist from India who works at the National Accelerator Research Laboratory in Nicolet Illinois He is a workaholic obsessed with making a breakthrough that will lead to the Nobel Prize in Physics and a legacy that will mean all his work was worthwhile His wife Sarala is devoted to Abhijat and to becoming an ideal American housewife and mother to their daughter Meena Randolph and Rose Winchester live in the same neighborhood Eagle s Crest a recently built subdivision near Abhijat s lab Randolph is a travel and adventure journalist and photographer who is one much of the time while Rose concentrates on raising their precocious daughter Lily Rose is not just comfortable with her unorthodox marriage but proud of it She and Lily appear to manage uite well during Randolph s long absences which are punctuated by his fascinating letters The two daughters both brilliant *And Driven By Their *driven by their eccentric parents become friends and thereby begin to draw the two very different sets of parents togetherSo we have two self absorbed husbands either physically or emotionally absent contrasted with two wives who are left to their own devices and eventually set off on journeys of self discovery Sarala comes out of her role as the dutiful Indian wife to become a successful Mary Kay saleswoman while Rose decides to run for mayor of Nicolet She Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor grew up in Nicolet when it was just a farm town and believes she is the right person touide it into a future full of economic and social challengesThese charming particles begin to collide when the US Department of Energy announces that it is considering building a Superconducting Super Collider at the Nicolet lab or another location For Abhijat this represents a chance to make his dreams come true For Rose stopping the construction of the incomprehensible and seemingly dangerous SSC becomes the centerpiece of her campaign The two families suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a very contentious dispute Suspicions run high among the residents most of whom do not seem to understand or perhaps even to want to understand what the SSC does Rumors run rampant about radiation potential explosions and the fact that the SSC will run in a loop under their houses and the town itself To Kolaya s credit she handles this divisive issue with sensitivity presenting both sides in an evenhanded and compassionate manner The physicists are not presented solely as socially inept eggheads nor are the people of Nicolet depicted as simply ignorant paranoid and opposed to scientific progress These are three dimensional people whom we recognize and all of them are sympatheticThe other thread of Charmed Particles is the coming of age story involving Meena and Lily We watch as the two Mr. Jelly's Business gifted students thrive while leaving their peers far behind But as with the calm perfect exurban town of the early portion of the book change is inevitable Kolaya explores the intellectual social and emotional lives of theirls which exist completely apart from the lives of their otherwise attentive parents Kolaya reminds us that so much of parents lives remains a mystery to their children as do the children s lives to the parents usually because children are determined to maintain a secret lifeThe opposing forces in the various plot lines come together seamlessly in the last third of the book But the characters and events never seem stereotypical or obvious there is to everyone than meets the eye in Charmed Particles and that is one of its main pleasures The battle over the lab brings out the best and worst in people but also serves to move lives forward in unexpected but necessary ways It is the catalyst for changes of a different type than those involved could have foreseen at the start No one is left unaffected Kolaya also deserves kudo. Set in a fictional prairie town in which the two overarching industries are a living history facility and a laboratory for experiments in high energy particle physics Charmed Particles tells the intertwined stories of two families Abhijat is a theoretical physicist from India now workingUp In The Unusual
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