*Book of the Month Club Selection*Indie Next PickHugely entertaining The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is full of delight. Though Ms. Jacobss writing has echoes of Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West and J.D. Salinger, her terrific book displays in abundance a magic all its own. The Wall Street Journal The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track downand protectbefore others can get their hands on it.Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden. While in Los Angeles for Isaacs funeral, Hazel realizes shes not the only one searching for his lifes work, and that the equations implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch. As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaacs favorite sona theoretical physicistand a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazels grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives....
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The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Reviews
i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ‘why not?’
for this book to be described as ‘a novel in clues,’ i was expecting more of a ‘whodunnit’ like premise, but it felt more like general contemporary fiction to me. the writing style and storytelling reminded me a lot of jonathan tropper and cynthia d’aprix sweeney. i wish there had been more of a mystery element to this, but the fa ...more
Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his last equation and deliver it safely to his only trusted friend. Even without a facility for numbers, I found the puzzles interesting and the book enjoyable.
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity t ...more
Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It’s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy family. Thank you!
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs.
When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind. Severy is a world-renowned, brilliant mathematician who leaves a cryptic note for Hazel that leads her on a chase to solve when the next murder will take place.
Jacobs also weaves in the stories of Gregory, Hazel's br ...more
“Three will die. I am the first.”
A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel’s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas lights wrapped around him yet his breakfast table was set for two.
Isaac’s letter to Hazel is cryptic. “Know that I am offf (spelling is correct. hmmm, first clue?) sound mind when I ask that you destroy my work in Room 137. Bu ...more
This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of finding his last equation and delivering it to the right person. Others are also looking for the equation, because it is proven to be able to accurately and precisely predict the future.
The family is filled with geniuses ...more
This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathematician, Isaac Severy, is found dead, but leaves a cryptic note to his granddaughter Hazel with instructions regarding the last equation he was working on. This equation is of interest to several people as it proves ...more
Thank you to Touchstone Books for generously supplying me with a free review copy of The last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
After the death of Hazel's grandfather, Isaac, she finds herself in possession of clues to figure out her late grandfather's last equation. The equation is extremely sought after and was left to her because she was the least likely person to receive it. One of the ...more