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Lunatics
     

Lunatics

by Elyse Wilk
 

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JULIE LEVINE attains her class of 1952’s college scholarship despite the hurdles placed before her. While she works for a NASA subcontractor, she marries, and has three children in between rocket launches. NASA selects her guidance system to go to the moon. At work she meets Sam Brown. They fall in love, and as the Apollo 11 Mission approaches, she discovers

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JULIE LEVINE attains her class of 1952’s college scholarship despite the hurdles placed before her. While she works for a NASA subcontractor, she marries, and has three children in between rocket launches. NASA selects her guidance system to go to the moon. At work she meets Sam Brown. They fall in love, and as the Apollo 11 Mission approaches, she discovers she’s pregnant with his baby. Judith Love Cohen’s life is the inspiration behind Lunatics. She is one of the four women of Apollo. Her youngest child is Jack Black, the actor and musician. Her oldest son continues her legacy in aerospace-defense and her daughter works at Disney. Judith’s third child was a musician and record producer. He passed away from HIV AIDS in the '80s. Today, Judith and her husband David run a children’s publishing company in Culver City. When Elyse Wilk interviewed Judith for an article, Judith asked her if she would be interested in writing more about her life's story. The exact words she used were, "You get me!" and Lunatics was launched.
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KindelReview@Amazon - Rosanne Mercer
This is one of the most compelling stories...
I never wanted to stop reading.
Elyse Wilk provides extraordinary insight into the life and career of one of the most exceptional ladies in our history. We learn about her world and family and how her spirit, dedication and brilliance really touched all of our lives.
A terrific read!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015791662
Publisher:
Elyse Wilk
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
254
File size:
674 KB

Meet the Author

Elyse Wilk is a published author, mother, and amateur astronomer. Lunatics is her latest novel. It was adapted from the screenplay by the same name that is currently in preproduction. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and a Davis Scholar. She is involved with the American Cancer Society and served as a member of the board of directors. Her life's greatest battle is with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Myasthenia Gravis. She and her husband live near Boston with their dog Liberty. Her husband co-owns with hockey legend Ray Bourque, the restaurant Tresca in Boston’s Old North End.

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