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Library's book discussion group will meet on May 7

to discuss “The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan

Ada Public Library’s adult book discussion group in May will be discussing “The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan.

The book discussion, open to the public, is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, in the library. The monthly discussion group is open to new members and registration is requested. 

Contact the circulation desk for a copy of the coming month's book or more information.

Book synopsis

"The Girls of Atomic City" tells the unbelievable true story of young women during World War II who worked in a secret city dedicated to making fuel for the first atomic bomb—only they didn’t know that.

This narrative non-fiction book introduces the reader to this world through the eyes of the real women who lived and worked there during the war. The Girls of Atomic City is a story of patriotism and purpose, of mystery and suspicion, survival and remembrance.

About the author

Denise Kiernan is an author, journalist and writer for hire. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Saveur, Discover, Ms., and Sports Illustrated for Kids, and others. In addition to her books for adults and children, she was head writer for ABC's "Who Wants to be Millionaire" during its Emmy award-winning first season and has produced for ESPN, MSNBC and others.

She has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, PBS NewsHour, NPR's Weekend Edition, MSNBC's Morning Joe and C-SPAN.