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    DescriptionBeyond the skyline of Toledo stands the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, the nation's premier center of astronomical discovery and a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. One of these is George Dermont, a dreamer and a man of deep faith, who's trying to prove the scientific existence of a Gateway to God, and speaks to ancient gods and believes they speak back. Its newest star is Irene Sparks, a pragmatist and mathematician invited to lead the Institute's work on a massive superconductor being constructed below Toledo. This would be a scientist's dream come true, but it's particularly poignant for Irene who has been in self-imposed exile from Toledo and her estranged alcoholic mother, Bernice. When Bernice dies unexpectedly, Irene resolves to return to Toledo, and sets in motion a series of events which place George and Irene on a collision course with love, destiny and fate. George and Irene were born to be together. Literally. Their mothers, friends since childhood, hatched a plan to get pregnant together, raise the children together and then separate them so as to become each other's soul mates as adults. Can true love exist if engineered from birth?

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    How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lydia Netzer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9781250047021
    ISBN 10: 1250047021

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    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
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    Libri: I-FC
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E9
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
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    DC23: 813.6
    LC classification: PS3614.E528 H79 2014
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    31 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    LYDIA NETZER was born in Detroit and educated in the Midwest. She lives in Virginia with her two home-schooled children and math-making husband. When she isn't teaching, reading, or writing her next novel, she plays the guitar in a rock band. Her first novel, "Shine Shine Shine, "was a "New York Times""Notable," and a "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize finalist.
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    Praise for "How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky: ""It's a lovely summer valentine." --"Entertainment Weekly ""Two star-crossed stargazers twinkle in Lydia Netzer's spritely "How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky."" --"Wall Street Journal ""[A] winning second novel...two flawed souls whose love is as quarky as it is quirky...showing us the redemptive power of love as a truly cosmic force." --"The Boston Globe ""A genuinely moving love story at its core, with the added bonus of humor that is sweet and almost soul touching."--"Bookriot Round-Up ""Netzer's sophomore effort may be even stronger than her excellent debut. Readers will be unable to stop thinking about this book, stunning in its poignancy, long after the last page has been read."--"RT Book Reviews "Top Pick" (4.5 stars) ""An intelligent and imaginative love story." --"Bookslut ""With a title that reads like a line of verse, the novel's mesmerizing cadence is little surprise. There is a deeper poetry to Netzer's writing, as well. Netzer exposes the magic in the mundane, the enchantment of the earthbound. Her characters, like us, share space with the stars. Perhaps the most breathtaking revelation of Netzer's novel is that the world is more dazzling on our side of the atmosphere."" --Minneapolis Star Tribune ""A diverting romp through two generations of well-intentioned friends and lovers...much-anticipated, fabulous second novel" --"Booklist "(starred review) "Netzer's star burst into existence with "Shine Shine Shine" and flares even more brightly in "How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky." Watch her work for further illumination, and pity lesser writers who settle for the commonplace light of ordinary days." --"Richmond Times Dispatch ""Lydia Netzer delivers an original, quirky love story, glittering with stars and teeming with humor." --Bustle.com "No one writes like the brilliant Lydia Netzer; she's a visionary with a hugei