A Bend in the Stars
In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms, Miri Abramov and her physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. They have been raised by a matchmaker who has taught them to protect themselves at all costs: to fight, to kill, and always to have an escape plan. But with Miri becoming one of Russia's only female surgeons, and Vanya hoping to solve the puzzles of Einstein's theory of relativity, can they leave their homeland? Then war is declared and Vanya goes missing. As the eclipse that will change history darkens skies across Russia, not only the safety of Miri's own family but the future of science itself hangs in the balance.