DENISE KIERNAN

March 31, 2014 - 5:00pm
Prairie Lights

Denise Kiernan will read from her New York Times Bestseller, The Girls of Atomic City. The Girls of Atomic City tells the incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.

Denise Kiernan is an author, journalist and producer. She is author of the popular history titles Signing Their Lives Away and Signing Their Rights Away. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Reader's Digest, Saveur, Discover, Ms., and many other publications

"Kiernan's book, the result of seven years of research and interviews with the surviving 'girls, ' sparkles with their bright, WWII slang and spirit, and takes readers behind the scenes into the hive-like encampments and cubicles where they spent their days and nights . . . The Girls of Atomic City brings to light a forgotten chapter in our history that combines a vivid, novelistic story with often troubling science." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“I love these kinds of books, and this is a great one . . . It’s a phenomenal story.” —Jon Stewart