Atomic Summer - Volume 1 Author:Elaine D Walsh Three friends, two lies, one secret, and the summer that changed their lives. — — In 1953, three teenage girls' innocent conversations about what each of them would do if the end of the world were imminent, coupled with a friend's obsession, become the catalyst for a prank that spins wildly beyond control and draws in an entire town. Left behin... more »d in the wake of that summer's events are their unrealized dreams and open wounds. In 1973, a reunion trip to the small town of their youths returns them to the summer of 1953 and the passion and betrayal that changed their lives.
The world was ripe for destruction in 1953. The Korean War drags on and the Rosenbergs are executed as spies. Senator Joseph McCarthy convinces the country communists are infiltrating the government, and the threat of nuclear war festered in the collective consciousness of the nation. While American's constructed backyard bomb shelters, the government conducted nuclear tests in the dessert. Women's Fiction Author, Elaine D. Walsh, captures the anxiety of the times and draws the reader in with rich characters that linger longer after the story ends.100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this book in 2012 will go to cancer related causes.« less