Enjoy reading and discussing the historical fiction novel of WWII titled, Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard at 5:30 p.m., on Thurs., Feb. 28, at the North Adams Library Adult Book Club. Copies of the book are available at the North Adams Library. Don’t wait in line, listen to the audiobook today; it’s available on Hoopla! The audiobook and ebook are available on OverDrive, too.
In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn’t officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months—a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders.