MARIE BENEDICT, The Other Einstein: A Novel
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, Mitza Maric, 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.
While most twenty-year-olds were wives, Mitza was studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. When fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, her 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.
JANE HEALEY, The Saturday Evening Girls Club: A Novel
Author Jane Healey was inspired to write about The Saturday Evening Girls Club after learning about the group’s history while researching an article about their namesake pottery, also known as Paul Revere Pottery. She became fascinated by the true but relatively unknown stories of these enterprising young immigrant women and the result was this page-turning and enormously readable book about four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s. For them, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy, but at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future. The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice. But through each other, they’ll draw strength—and the courage to transform their immigrant stories into the American lives of their dreams.
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