Escape to the wilds of Alaska…To the Bright Edge of the World is a tale of love, exploration, and magic realism, relayed by the author with convincing layers of diary entries, letters, and public hearings. Continue reading To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Love, love, love this book! I’ve added it to my list of all-time favorites, actually. A Gentleman in Moscow is smart, funny, charming, entertaining, educational and just all-around engrossing.
“Mileva 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 Mileva 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.” – from the Amazon review Continue reading Staff Pick: The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict
I chose to read this book after reading a synopsis of it in Book Page. I vaguely remembered hearing that Thomas Jefferson had a long standing and intimate relationship with one of the female slaves he owned and I was intrigued to learn more.