The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs

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“Hugely entertaining… The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is full of delight. Though Ms. Jacobs’s 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 down—and protect—before 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 Isaac’s funeral, Hazel realizes she’s not the only one searching for his life’s work, and that the equation’s 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 Isaac’s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel’s 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.



Title : The Last Equation of Isaac Severy
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ISBN : 1501175122
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 337 pages


Reviews


Fran rated it ★★★★☆

March 03, 2018

Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a daunting task....


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

April 11, 2018

When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a letter contain...


Maxwell rated it ★★★★☆

March 14, 2018

This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story—which it definitely was—but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to believe) are flawed...


Leslie rated it ★★★★★

April 03, 2018

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, Isaa...


Karen rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2018

“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 h...


Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

December 17, 2017

3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naïve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather’s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days to write my review...


Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine) rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2018

You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I'm always up for q...


Nova rated it ★★★★★

April 06, 2018

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...


Touchstone rated it ★★★★★

December 05, 2017

Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel!


Jessica rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 11, 2018

I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all.





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