TaraShea Nesbit

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TaraShea Nesbit’s debut novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, examines the lives of women whose husbands worked on the Manhattan Project in the secrecy of the New Mexico desert during World War II. The Ohio native had one question in mind as she began writing:

“Who were all of these women who picked up their lives? They didn’t know where their husbands were going to take them," Nesbit says. "They just followed them and tried to make a life in the desert. Then, what happens when they realize when they’ve helped build and what their husbands have helped build?”