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Dancing with Einstein

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  89 Ratings  ·  15 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 novelDancing with Einsteins 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 ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 4th 2004 by Scribner (first published 2004)
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Michael Alan Grapin
Nov 24, 2014 Michael Alan Grapin rated it liked it
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
Oct 31, 2007 Laura rated it did not like it
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*insert retching noise here*
Jan 11, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
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
Alp Arslan
Babası ilk atom bombasının yapımında çalışmış ve kendisi 12 yaşındayken trafik kazasında ölmüş bir kadının yedi yıl boyunca dünyayı dolaştıktan sonra ülkesine geri dönüşünü ve aynı anda dört terapistle görüşüp kendisi, geçmişi ve babası hakkındaki sorularına cevap arama hikayesini anlatıyor. Kitabın nesi hoşuma gitti bilmiyorum ama (bu belki de her yerini sevdim demek) zorunlu haller dışında elimden bırakamadan bitirdim kendisini. Ana karakterimiz olan Marea'nın çocukluğunda Albert Dede'yle (Ein ...more
Carolyn Lind
Feb 26, 2011 Carolyn Lind rated it it was ok
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"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 11, 2009 Kathleen rated it really liked it
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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.
Mar 07, 2008 Fran rated it really liked 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.
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I loved this book. Its a story of life, love, and glance into the world of Einstein.
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