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Stuart Rojstaczer: The Mathematician’s Shiva

(Fiction, 384 p. 2014)

Sasha Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity.  But Rachela, a brilliant Polish émigré mathematician, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar Navier-Stokes Millenium Prize problem, and spitefully taken the solution to her grave. A motley group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives to crash the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution. 

  • Discussion guide including introduction, interview and questions
  • Kirkus review
  • Review by Miriam Bradman Abrahams, Jewish Book Council
  • Review by Larry N. Mayer, Forward, January 13, 2015
  • Essay: “Why I’m a Jewish Writer” by Stuart Rojstaczer, September 09, 2014
  • Play: “The Author Talks To His Mom About The Mathematician’s Shiva” Thursday, September 11, 2014
  • Juli Berwald interviews Stuart Rojstaczer, Jewish Book Council, October 1, 2014
  • Steven Bertrand interviews Stuart Rojstaczer (audio, 11 min.)