Join us as we celebrate the publication of Marie Benedict's (aka Heather Terrell's) newest book, THE OTHER EINSTEIN.
In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. tTis 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.
Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is 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.
“In The Other Einstein Marie Benedict brings us into the life and times of Mileva Marić Einstein, Albert’s first wife. A brilliant mathematician in her own right, Mileva and Albert plan a life together of equal scholarship, but Albert’s ambitions and Mileva’s role as a wife and mother at the turn of the twentieth century make this an impossibility. Could the theory of relativity actually have been conceived by “the other Einstein”? In this fascinating and thoughtful novel, we learn that this is more than possible.” - B.A. Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger and The Muralist
“Beautifully written…a finely drawn portrait of a woman in love with the wrong man.” - Jillian Cantor, author of Margot and The Hours Count