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The tenth muse / Catherine Chung.

Chung, Catherine, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CHU (Text) 33500013087366 New Checked out 08/05/2019
Hawley Public Library CHU (Text) 33500013087374 New Checked out 08/07/2019
Roseau Public Library CHU (Text) 35500006184939 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062574060
  • ISBN: 006257406X
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Determined to conquer the Riemann hypothesis despite cultural discrimination against women intellectuals, a genius mathematician uncovers a mysterious theorem's unexpected World War II link to her family.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    Part Asian and one of a handful of women in mathematics, Katherine has always felt like an outsider. Math and its fixed rules provide a haven, especially after her mother disappears. Before she left, Katherine's mother would tell her stories, in particular, one about a tenth muse whose determination to choose her own destiny helps steer Katherine throughout her career. From her father, she inherits a souvenir he brought back from the war, a notebook written in German and filled with symbols and formulas. With the aim of tackling one of the great unsolved math problems, Katherine makes her way to MIT, the only woman in her class of graduate mathematics students. Her relationship with a professor turns romantic, but a fellowship in Germany offers the chance to follow her own path as well as solve the mystery of the notebook's origins and, ultimately, of her own identity. Mathematics and its history, the legacy of WWII, and the struggles women face in pursuing academic success, especially in fields dominated by men, are woven into this novel that Chung (Forgotten Country, 2012) renders in polished prose. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Riemann hypothesis > Fiction.
Women mathematicians > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Genius > Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Fiction.
Discrimination > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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