Lucid Stars

“A quietly charming, seductive first novel… The dynamics of the modern broken home… are limned here with rare sensitivity and insight.” — Publishers Weekly

Lucid Stars


What begins as a classic boy-meets-girl tale in 1955 becomes something far different when marriage and two children do not bring a family closer together. Lucid Stars is the moving story of how one family learns to survive by becoming a planetary system that just happens to be missing its sun.


“A bright, absorbing first novel… [Barrett’s] prose style is extraordinarily confident.” — Kirkus (starred review)

“Subtle and beautifully crafted… Barrett’s prose is clear and lyrical.” — The Washington Post

“A moving exploration of the nature of family… An impressive debut.” — Library Journal


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