Book of the Month: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Other Einstein

They say that behind every great man is a great woman. In this story, it supports that theory. Apparently this book is based on some fact, obviously some fiction as there was never proof that the first wife of Albert Einstein contributed to his papers that eventually won him the Nobel Prize. But it's a wonderfully written novel from the point of view of Mileva Einstein. I loved it and hope you will too! 

Here's a brief synopsis from Goodreads:
A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.

What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.

In 1896,
the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.