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The Movement of Stars

Amy Brill

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Description:

It is 1845, and Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a woman's path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different-and elusive-goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman. And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student. But when their shared interest in the stars develops into something deeper, Hannah's standing in the community begins to unravel, challenging her most fundamental beliefs about work and love, and ultimately changing the course of her life forever. Inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America, The Movement of Stars is a richly drawn portrait of desire and ambition in the face of adversity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carla Mercer-Meyer

Length:

14h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

50:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

30:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

46:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:38