If You Are There

If You Are There

A Novel

Book - 2017
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A "coming-of-age story about a young Polish girl and her friendships with Madame Curie and Eusapia Palladino"-- Provided by publisher.
Lucia Rutkowski escapes the Warsaw ghetto to work as a kitchen maid in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the bustling city of Paris. Too talented for her lowly position, Lucia takes a job working for two disorganized, rather poor married scientists so distracted by their work that their house and young child are often neglected. Lucia soon bonds with her eccentric employers, watching as their work with radioactive materials grows increasing noticed by the world, then rising to fame as the great Marie and Pierre Curie.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Counterpoint,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781619028456
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 24 cm


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