Good Morning, Midnight

Good Morning, Midnight

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Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, refuses to abandon the research center in the Arctic when he receives news of a catastrophic event. Soon after, he discovers a mysterious child and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone. Meanwhile, Mission Specialist Sullivan and her crew, the first astronauts to delve into deep space, discover that Mission Control is no longer on the air. Sullivan's career has cost her her marriage, and she has left her daughter behind. Will she ever get home? As Augustine and Sully face the uncertain future, their stories gradually intertwine towards a profound and unexpected conclusion, which raises questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives? A captivating meditation on the power of love and the bravery of the human heart. -- adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780812998894
Branch Call Number: F BRO
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 22, 2016

This was a beautifully written book that really conveyed the loneliness and isolation of the characters. Unfortunately, it left me feeling dissatisfied. What kept me going was waiting for Augie and Sully to make contact. I thought he would be instrumental in bringing the astronauts home. Nope. Just an abrupt ending. No explanation, no revelation between Augie and Sully, no closure. Made me feel like the whole thing was pointless and a waste of time. Can't recommend this one.

Nov 30, 2016

A captivating read and took me out of my rainy, gray world. Augustine is stranded by choice at the top of the world while astronaut Sullivan is stranded with crewmates on a spacecraft. Both are cut off from the rest of the world--something has happened, but we don't know what. This story is a wonderful meditation on love, loneliness, and humanity.


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