First Readers Book Club
March Book Club
Join us on Tuesday, March 9 for a discussion at First Christian Church at 10:00 AM
This month is the featured book is The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer.
Books are available in the office.
Everyone is welcome.
When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela's shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves--even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot--Sasha must come to terms with his mother's outsized influence on his life.
Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician's Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.
Join us Tuesday, March 9, to share some uplifting conversation! All are welcome.
The book club is still meeting monthly and socially distancing. It's good to be together again. We meet every second Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 11:30. All views and ideas are welcome.