Good Morning, Midnight

Good Morning, Midnight

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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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. --
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780812998900
0812998901
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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BostonPL_DeniseD Aug 02, 2018

This otherworldly, unforgettable story of Augustine and Sully, two outsiders facing an uncertain future, is an emotional exploration of relationships. Whether in deep space or a remote Arctic facility, Brooks-Dalton masterfully juggles the two perspectives that gradually intertwine. Also, the beautiful cover intrigued me!

JessicaGma May 08, 2018

Like many of the other commenters, this was a well written book, but I too feel the ending was abrupt, especially as you figure out the links between Sully and Augustine. Maybe this is how the people vanished, but it seemed like the story was going somewhere and then poof, nothing more.....Station Eleven is a better version of this.

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CMA8451
Feb 21, 2018

I really loved this book; loved her writing, her spare prose and the whole premise. Unlike another reviewer here, I loved the ending... The not knowing sewed up tight ending was perfect I thought. And I had a real sense of place with the Arctic and also the space view... Looking forward to more from her.

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CHRISTI_14
Feb 07, 2018

I enjoyed this book. It was well written. Interesting characters who grappling with difficult situations, the possible end of the world? and the not knowing, loneliness, the immensity of space. And the beauty and awesomeness of wild places and the wild frontiers in humankinds mind/s.

I look forward to future books by this author.

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kkirby221
Feb 03, 2018

I enjoyed the book. Well written. Interesting characters.

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Reads_A_Lot
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.

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BWilsoned
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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