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Year of the Comets: A Journey from Sadness to the Stars

by Jan DeBlieu (2005): DeBlieu uses forces of nature to illuminate the human condition. In Year of the Comets she brackets the harrowing story of her husband's severe depression with the appearances of the comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp; in between these astronomical events, she reflects on the chaos and order of the cosmos by weaving a well-paced history of stargazing.