Atomic Talks: Exploring the Present

Every week discussion posts on this year's community read will be uploaded so that members of the community can interact in a digital space! A full list of these questions can be found on the publishers site. This week we talk about past opinions vs. present day opinions of the historic drop:

9. Kiernan sets The Girls of Atomic City entirely in the past, recreating the workers’ experiences from her interviews with the surviving women. How would this book have differed if the interviews from the present day were included? Does Kiernan succeed in immersing us in the era of World War II? Explain your answer. 

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