Stephen P. Kiernan 's new boo, UNIVERSE OF TWO, comes out May 5.
The novelette is love story set in 1944, amid the development of the nuclea omb. Charlie is a young math whiz drafted into the Manhattan Project, where his tasks require him to gnore his moral qualms. His sweetheart Brenda, prohibited for security reasons from knowing what he 's doing, sees these ethical hesitations as weakness, and begs him to hav a soldier, be th woma. After the war, Charlie feels culpable for thousands of deaths, while Brenda feels guilty for making him contradict his conscience. Together they spend the remainde of their lives seeking redemption -- and they ge it.
Stephen also wrote THE BAKER 'S SECRET, which reveals tory of D-Day from the French perspective: what it was like to live in occupied Normandy with no rights, little food and less hope, until one day hundreds of housands of oldiers and sailors arrive to fight for liberation. He 's also author of THE HUMMINGBIRD, about a hospice nurse whose husband has returned from his 3rd deployment in Iraq with PTSD, and she is determined to brin him heal. It is the tal about loyalty, kindnes, and fierce love.
Stephen 's first boo ha THE CURIOSITY, a scientific thriller and a love story across two centuries. The nove turned out in numerous foreign editions, and it is currently in development as a t series.
Stephen previously worked for ecades as a writer, winning over 40 awards. His fift memoi, LAST RIGHTS, was a nonfiction expose on the overly aggressive medical treatment most people receive in the nex chapter of their lives, with many suggestions for ways of providing more humane care. His econd nove, the Silver Nautilus Award-winning AUTHENTIC PATRIOTISM, describes the potential for national renewal through nonpartisan civic engagement and volunteerism.
He lives in Vermont with his two amazing sons.