Meet Award-Winning Author Stuart Rojstaczser | Congregation Beth Am

Meet Award-Winning Author Stuart Rojstaczser

Book Discussion with the Author
Join BAM and author Stuart Rojstaczer for a discussion about his first novel The Mathematician’s Shiva. This book is the winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction. 
This event is open to all members of Beth Am; you don’t need to be a member of Beth Am Men, and you don’t have to be a man!  Everyone is welcome. The book is available through your favorite bookstore or library, so get a copy, read it and join us for our discussion with the author.
If you like quirky characters and/or mathematics, The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer is right up your alley. Of all the academics, mathematicians are by far the quirkiest; just remember your high school and college math teachers. Rojstaczer’s depictions of math mavens in the context of his famous mathematician mother’s shiva go to the heart of human relationships, especially of envy and need to solve a mystery. The novel’s protagonist, Sasha, has to cope with dozens of unknown visitors who want to unravel the secrets of his mother’s work.
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