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Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

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Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman
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Mar 27, 2018 | ISBN 9781101871867
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“An elegant and moving paean to our spiritual quest for meaning in an age of science.” The New York Times Book Review

“Delightful. . . [Lightman’s] elegant and evocative prose draws in the reader.” The Wall Street Journal

“Once again, this deft wordsmith has effortlessly straddled the divide between the hardest of the hard sciences and the nebulous world of existential doubts and longings.” Nature
 
“A lyrical and illuminating inquiry. . . . [Emerges] with that rare miracle of insight at the meeting point of the lucid and the luminous.” Brain Pickings

“Contemplative, elegant and open-minded, [Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine] is an engaging companion to understanding our longing for connection with the infinite.” Charleston Post and Courier
 
“This is a volume meant for savoring, for readerly ruminations, for thinking about and exploring one essay at a time. Lightman’s illuminating language and crisp imagery aim to ignite a sense of wonder in any reader who’s ever pondered the universe, our world, and the nature of human consciousness.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“An illuminating, deeply human book.” Booklist
 
“Lightman’s artful and questioning narrative style easily conveys complex concepts from physics to philosophy. Both believers and nonbelievers will find much to ponder in this discussion of science and religion, which reads like a soothing meditation.” Library Journal

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