Cover: Enchantress of Numbers

Review: Enchantress of Numbers

Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini Dutton Books, 2017.  Hardcover, 448 pages. Ada Lovelace was born Ada Byron, daughter of Annabella Milbanke and George Gordon, Lord Byron.  While her more famous parent was a celebrated poet, Lovelace took after her scientifically-inclined mother and is now known as the world’s first computer programmer. Told in the…

Cover: Munich

Review: Munich

Munich by Robert Harris Knopf, 2018. Hardcover, 304 pages. Munich is a novel covering a tense five-day period in 1938.  Hitler is wanting to forcefully annex the Sudetenland, a Czechoslovakian province populated by Germans.  The story is told from the perspective of two government officials, one on each side.  Hugh Legat is a rising star…

Cover: The Trick

Review: The Trick

The Trick: A Novel by Emanuel Bergmann Atria, 2017.  Hardcover, 384 pages. Like with last year’s The German Girl, The Trick is a dual timeline novel with the historic timeline set amidst the rise of the Nazi’s and World War II.  Moshe Goldenhirsch is a young man living in Prague in the 1930s.  Tired of…

Cover: Refuge

Review: Refuge

Refuge by Dina Nayeri Riverhead Books; 2017. Hardcover, 336 pages. In this novel, Niloo is an Iranian girl who escaped with her mother to America as a child while her father remains behind.  This novel follows the experiences of both father and daughter as their lives take different paths and examines the relationship between the…