Book Review

Spotlight on Marie Benedict and ‘The Other Einstein’!


toe-mbBOOK BLURB: 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.

A literary historical in the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein reveals a complicated partnership that is as fascinating as it is troubling.

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REVIEW: Being Serbian myself and knowing about this woman from an early age, I just couldn’t pass on reading this story. I feel that I must say this before I review it. This is not a biography but a fiction. That said, I just loved this story.

Mileva “Mitza” Marić, is someone we should all get to know. She was a trail blazer and a strong woman who had courage and convictions. The author delves into her childhood, her school years and her marriage to Albert Einstein.

Reading her story one can’t but be in awe of this woman. The story had a steady pace and plenty of in-depth details that were very familiar to me. I was literally transported back in time of the old Europe.

Highly recommended!

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

mbAUTHOR BIO: Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years’ experience as a litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law.

While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women — and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with THE OTHER EINSTEIN, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein’s first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare.

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