The book follows astronaut Lucy Kincheloe, who has always shot for the moon. But when she finally reaches the stars, she feels pulled toward home by her children, husband and a surprising budding affair. Marooned at the space station miles above the earth, Lucy ponders her rather ordinary roles as mother and lover.
The story, by turns technical and sweet, is -- like its author -- ambitious to the core. Harrigan reads from and signs Challenger Park today.
Tue., April 11, 7 p.m.