QCReads: The Other Einstein

Quiet Corner Reads, our regional library collaborative, has announced the One Region, One Book selection for 2018: The Other Einstein by Maria Benedict.

Mileva Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are already wives, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mileva has been 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.​THE OTHER EINSTEIN 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. It offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.

Pomfret Public Library will be discussing the book on Thursday April 19th, and Abington Social Library will hold their discussion on Thursday May 17th. You are welcome to join either group, or any other discussion listed on the Quiet Corner Reads calendar. The author will visit on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at The Mansion at Bald Hill. Tickets are $15 at any Quiet Corner Reads library. Learn more at QuietCornerReads.org



Library Director at Pomfret Public Library