The Mathematician's Shiva

by Stuart Rojstaczer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0698152204 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Ninas_BookNook of Yorktown, Virginia USA on 1/18/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by Ninas_BookNook from Yorktown, Virginia USA on Monday, January 18, 2021
Goodreads summary:
A comic, bittersweet tale of family evocative of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and Everything Is Illuminated

Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish émigré mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar, Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize problem. Rumor also has it that she spitefully took the solution to her grave. To Sasha’s chagrin, a ragtag group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives in Madison and crashes the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution — even if it means prying up the floorboards for Rachela’s notes.

Written by a Ph.D. geophysicist, this hilarious and multi-layered debut novel brims with colorful characters and brilliantly captures humanity’s drive not just to survive, but to solve the impossible.

Journal Entry 2 by Ninas_BookNook at Nina's Book Nook Little Free Library in Yorktown, Virginia USA on Monday, January 18, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (1/18/2021 UTC) at Nina's Book Nook Little Free Library in Yorktown, Virginia USA


This book was a very enjoyable selection for my Wine & Words Book Club. It is now being released into Nina's Book Nook as part of the 2021 Never Judge A Book by Its Cover Release Challenge (week 3: title page with headwear).

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