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Dancing With Einstein: A Novel

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  14 reviews
From the acclaimed author of Setting Fires, this highly original new novel offers a protagonist so intensely felt and so compassionately rendered that readers will not easily let her go at the novel's end. She is Marea Hoffman, who, after wandering the world for seven years, has returned to New York at age thirty with the intention of starting her real life.
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 4th 2004 by Scribner (first published February 24th 2004)
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Michael Alan Grapin
Marea Hoffman has been wandering the world drifting from one experience to another for seven years. She's been searching for something but had no idea what it might be. Settling for the time being in the New York of 1975 at the age of thirty, she gets a job as an apprentice to a gay, hippy bread baker and then seeks the guidance of four different therapists from different schools of psychotherapy in hopes that one of them will help her sort out her life. Her father escaped the Nazis at the outse ...more
This was a book club book, not something I picked up on my own. I couldn't put it down. I guess you could tell it's winter with long, cold, dark nights by the amount of reading that I have been doing. Some books put me to sleep. This one wouldn't let me sleep. I started it Thursday evening, worked Friday, but stayed awake until I finished it last night/early this morning. I loved the main character, Marea. I wish I had her bravery: traveling all over the world with nothing but a backpack. I am t ...more
*insert retching noise here*
Rena Sherwood
So -- what was the point of this? Life sucks? That's IT?
I read this a few years ago, but it stuck in my mind. A young girl's dad is one of the scientists working on the atom bomb and Einstein is a family friend. Fascinating read.
Carolyn Lind
"That was Marea's problem and her life" she feels her way into other people's skin, and her own skin is as thin as moth wings."
Jun 15, 2009 Kathleen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
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The story line in this book caught my interest from page one. It is a book that I will think back on with enjoyment.
A hard book to describe but a book that stayed with me for quite awhile after I finished it.
Andrea Schachner
Jul 13, 2007 Andrea Schachner rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
I loved this book. Its a story of life, love, and glance into the world of Einstein.
Really different book, beautiful prose, somewhat unfulfilling ending.
I really don't like books about therapy. This book is no exception.
Fantastic fictionalized account of Einstein in this novel.
this book is wonderful... i keep thinking about it.
Decent, but not a book I would read again.
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