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October 25, 2012 9:00 AM
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The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill

Fun factoidHannah, the novel’s heroine, is based on Maria Mitchell, America’s first female astronomer. Plot notes: In a Nantucket whaling town, Hannah, a 24-year-old Quaker with a knack for navigation and an obsession with the night sky, teams up with an unintentionally controversial man who turns her world upside down. When the going gets tough: Are you an alpha woman who manages to excel in the face of adversity? Then you’ll sympathize with the protagonist and relate to this book’s theme.