Atomic City Girls, The (Title Tent.)

Beard, Janet

Fiction

On Sale Date: 1/30/18
Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
Print Run: 75K
Format: Trade PB
Pages: 384
Price: 16
ISBN: 62666711
ISBN 13: 9780062666710
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062666727
LP 9780062791702

“What you see here, what you hear here, what you do here, let it stay here.”

In 1942, June Walker, enticed by a longing to help win the war, arrives in Oak Ridge, TN hoping for a good job, some adventure, and to help the war effort. Oak Ridge is a city built in a matter of months-a town of muddy roads, 24 hour cafeterias, surprise security checks, and segregated housing. Workers are crowded together in “hutments” and though there’s fun to be had, there’s a furtive purposefulness to the work done there.

Unlike June, her roommate, Ceci, doesn’t care about the purpose of her job as long as it gives her the chance to flirt and find a husband. But June begins to wonder what the mysterious machines she operates 12 hours a day are doing. And when she discovers the truth about Oak Ridge she must confront her own ideals about truth and lies, loyalty and patriotism, and war itself.