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Hadassah Book Group
July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sara Frank Chapter of Hadassah book group in Burlington, VT meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 PM to discuss books chosen by attendees. Meetings are informal and held at each others’ homes. All are welcome to join for interesting discussions, tasty snacks, and socializing. Please contact the host to let her know you plan to attend. If you have any questions please contact [email protected] or the host. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
DATE-July 2nd [tentative]
TITLE & SYNOPSIS- The Mathematician’s Shiva-A Novel by Stuart Rojstaczer. Winner of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction. 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. 366 pp; 2014