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Author Sedgwick, Helen, 1978- author.

Title The comet seekers : a novel / Helen Sedgwick.

Publication Info. New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FICTION SEDGWICK    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Fiction - IPLY-11  FIC SED    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  FIC SEDGWICK    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Fiction - LSBB-3  F SEDGWICK    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Fiction - MTBB-2  F SED    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  SEDGWICK H    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC SED    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  SED    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL Adult Fiction - PRGG-8  F SED    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC SEDGWICK    AVAILABLE

Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 290 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Harvill Secker"--Title page verso.
Summary "A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors. Roisin and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Roisin, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. François, the base's chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other. Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these lovers' destinies have long been tied to each other by the skies--the arrival of comets great and small. In telling Roisin and François's story, Sedgwick illuminates the lives of their ancestors, showing how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and how the way we choose to see the world can be as desolate or as beautiful as the comets themselves. A mesmerizing, skillfully crafted, and emotionally perceptive novel that explores the choices we make, the connections we miss, and the ties that inextricably join our fates, The Comet Seekers reflects how the shifting cosmos unite us all through life, beyond death, and across the whole of time"-- Provided by publisher.
"A magical, intoxicating debut novel that imagines the future and history of two lovers who are connected by the passing of great comets overhead and by the ancestors that bind them together"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Astronomers -- Fiction.
Comets -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Sagas.
Astronomers. (OCoLC)fst00819629
Comets. (OCoLC)fst00869108
Giacobini-Zinner comet -- Fiction.
Antarctica -- Fiction.
Antarctica. (OCoLC)fst01239992
Solar system -- Giacobini-Zinner comet. (OCoLC)fst01264611
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Romance fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Love stories.
ISBN 9780062448767 (hardback)
0062448765 (hardback)

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