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