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.April 14 - Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler
*Long Island Reads Selection Award recipient
Eleven-year-old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut. In 1986 in Easter, a small Florida Space Coast town, her dreams seem almost within reach--if she can just grow up fast enough. Theo, the scientist father she idolizes, is consumed by his own obsession. Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of Nedda's newborn brother years before, Theo turns to the dangerous dream of extending his daughter's childhood just a little longer. The result is an invention that alters the fabric of time.
Decades later, Nedda has achieved her long-held dream and is traveling aboard the space ship Chowla, part of a small group hoping to colonize a distant planet. But as she floats in zero gravity, far from earth she and her crewmates face a serious crisis. Nedda may hold the key to the solution, if she can come to terms with her past and the future that awaits her.
This year Erika Swyler will be honored at the Long Island Reads Selection Award Event for her work, Light from Other Stars. This event will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. Tickets for the event are free, but limited. Please visit the Long Island Reads ticket link, here, to register for the event.