Thu, Mar 24|
Book Club - The Other Einstein
The Book Club meets each month at Twin Maples at 1pm to discuss the selected reading. Meetings are open to all Fortnightly Club members.
Time & Location
Mar 24, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ 07901, USA
About the Event
Our March book club selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
"Superb…the haunting story of Einstein’s brilliant first wife who was lost in his shadow." —Sue Monk Kidd, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history, written by New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict!
In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.