About Abby Luby
Abby Luby is a freelance journalist who, for over ten years, has covered nuclear power, particularly issues surrounding the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Her articles have appeared in The New York Daily News, The Villager, The Westchester Guardian, The Real Deal, SolveClimateNews, The North County News and the Record Review. She also writes for the Poughkeepsie Journal, The Stamford Advocate/Greenwich Time, Valley Table Magazine, Roll Magazine, Hearst publications HealthyLivingCT, Living@HomeCT covering news, art, food and health. She teaches writing and literature at Marist College.
To find out more about Abby visit http://www.abbylu.com
To find out more about Nuclear Romance visit http://nuclearromance.wordpress.com
5 Things You Should Know About Nuclear Romance
1. This book is about TWO romances: one between a man and a woman that must be kept secret and the other about journalists who become enamored with reporting on the powerful nuclear industry
2. “Nuclear Romance” is about how journalists either hold on to their sense of ethics or can be “bought.”
3. How ordinary people can become activists, even grieving mothers.
4. An inside look of how the newspaper industry is losing readers to the internet and how they have to stay afloat.
5. Despite all odds, love does triumph
About Nuclear Romance
In Nuclear Romance, a debut novel by New York journalist and writer Abby Luby, the tragic death of a 7-year old girl – after swimming at a beach across from a nuclear power plant – sets off a chain of events that involve a sports journalist, an anti-nuclear activist, a grieving mother and her son.A young woman reporter falls prey to a callous plant executive whose job depends on keeping the multi-billion dollar nuclear corporation viable. Set in the US Northeast, the terrifying story that unravels the cause of the girl’s death coincides with growing local anti-nuclear sentiment. The tension escalates after highly radioactive steam escapes from the plant, forcing a mass evacuation.
This novel grips readers’ imaginations with the tension and fear that surround many of today’s nuclear power plants, especially powerful in the aftermath ofJapan’s recent and still unfolding nuclear disaster.
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