Daily Archives: October 15, 2009

Giveaway: Life After Genius By M. Ann Jacoby

Life After GeniusWhen I heard about Life After Genius, I knew I wanted to read it, and I thought one of my book clubs would want to discuss it as well.

From the Hachette Books web site:

Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he’s on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obession.

At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don’t understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life’s journey — learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead–that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as “the young Fegley genius.”

Equal parts academic thriller and poignant coming-of-age story, LIFE AFTER GENIUS follows the remarkable journey of a young man who must discover that the heart may know what the head hasn’t yet learned.

Once again, I’m posting the giveaway before my review, but I should have a chance to read it before this giveaway ends.

Thank you to Hachette Books for allowing me to host a giveaway of 5 copies of Life After Genius!


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  5. As a bonus (for an additional entry) tell me about your favorite book about someone with an ability outside the usual.  Super smart, extra athletic, otherwise outside the mainstream.

Having an address (not a PO Box) in the US or Canada is a requirement. I’ll pick the winners on the evening of November 5.


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Book Shots: bedtime story

There's nothing like a bedtime story for a good night's sleep.

There's nothing like a bedtime story for a good night's sleep.

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Posted by on October 15, 2009 in Book Shot


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