This coming-of-age novel is about two misfits--the 'prime numbers' of the title--who struggle to overcome damaged childhoods and find a way to connect with each other. It is a haunting, compelling, beautifully written and translated first novel by an Italian physicist.
In this little-known but vastly important slice of science history, Skloot opens a door on the world of biological research and finds an incredible story filled with joy and anger and tragedy. It is a book where reader and author make a journey of discover together.
A great World War II novel. Atmospheric, romantic, full of plot twists and mystery. A little bit of The English Patient mixed with Alan Furst. A first rate novel by a hometown boy.
This biography reads like a novel - the author is a respected novelist - because Daniel Boone is a larger-than-life character whose adventures and exploits live up to the legend.
There is no writer quite like Alan Furst. His novels are packed with atmosphere and romance, but also history and all the drive and plot twists of a traditional thriller. Furst never disappoints.