When I finished to read The Movement of Stars I thought at the meaning of the life and at choices, maybe not choices, real destinies, of women who decided to sacrifice their life for biggest purposes avoiding family and children.
Rita Levi Montalcini, Margherita Hack, astronomer as Hannah is in this book.
on the life of Maria Mitchell a Nantucket (Massachusetts) born girl,
this book will tell the human adventure of the first part of Hannah's life.
for stars and comets, Hannah uninterested about any other aspects of
human life. It's not because she doesn't care, just because she is
completely absorbed by her astronomical researches. She is serious, she lives the life "planned" by the little and very much
What she wants is to find a comet in
the sky she observes with great joy every night for passing at the
astronomical history, and for trying to make the difference.
day someone will break this perfect life of moderation, study and work:
an exotic black sailor. He will bring in Hannah's life more than a
reason for starting a rebellion against the system created by her
While time will pass by and social life will also
change in Nantucket, Hannah will try to defend her independence with all
Anna Maria Polidori