Eventful couple of days here on The Girls of Atomic City front.
* The first hardcover editions arrived at home, to Denise’s delight.
* Karen Abbott, author of the NYT Bestselling books Sin in the Second City and American Rose offered up a generous, unexpected blurb:
The Girls of Atomic City is the best kind of nonfiction: marvelously reported, fluidly written, and a remarkable story about a remarkable group of women who performed clandestine and vital work during World War II. Denise Kiernan recreates this forgotten chapter in American history in a work as meticulous and brilliant as it is compulsively readable.
Anyone who does narrative nonfiction is awed by Abbott’s work, so Denise couldn’t be more thrilled.
* And today came news of Denise’s book’s mention in the March issue of O Magazine. The headline of this spread is How Should I Celebrate International Women’s Day?
* A new website for the book should be going up soon, replacing the existing GirlsofAtomicCity.com. The new design looks amazing. Looking forward to sharing it with you all.