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“A sweeping epic that transports the reader into another era.”
– Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe
Enjoy a live Meet the Author event with Rachel Barenbaum, author of A Bend in the Stars. Set in 1914 Russia, A Bend in the Stars is the story of a scientist racing Einstein to prove relativity. In the chaos of war, on the brink of solving the famous field equations, he goes missing—launching his sister on a desperate search across Russia to find him.
A Bend in the Stars has been named a New York Times Summer Reading Selection and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. It is also a Boston Globe Bestseller. Rachel’s second novel, The History of Time Travel, is forthcoming from Grand Central (2021).
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About Rachel Barenbaum
Rachel is a prolific writer and reviewer for the LA Review of Books, the Tel Aviv Review of Books and Dead Darlings. She is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. In a former life she was a hedge fund manager and a spin instructor. She has degrees from Harvard in Business, and Literature and Philosophy. She lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, three children, and dog named Zishe—after the folk hero who inspires many tales around their dinner table.
About A Bend in the Stars
For fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Women in the Castle comes a riveting literary novel that is at once an epic love story and a heart-pounding journey across WWI-era Russia, about an ambitious young doctor and her scientist brother in a race against Einstein to solve relativity.
Grounded in real history—and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914—A Bend in the Stars offers a heartstopping account of modern science’s greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.
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