Fiction with Friends

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE (due to snow on Jan. 25) and come to Beth Israel Center to discuss The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer with old and new friends.

This wonderfully quirky novel celebrates the life of a famous, fictional mathematician, Rachela Karnokovitch. She is a Polish émigré to Madison, Wisconsin, a professor who is rumored to have solved the million-dollar Navier-Stokes Millenium Prize problem, and to have taken the solution to her grave. Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician's Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.

Discussion will be facilitated by Rabbi Rebecca Ben-Gideon.