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Monday, July 20, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt


The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt

Publisher: Mariner/Houghton Mifflin

I received this book from the publisher through Shelf Awareness.

About the book: From the moment Louisa first catches sight of the strange man who occupies a forbidden room on the thirty-third floor, she is determined to befriend him. Unbeknownst to Louisa, he is Nikola Tesla - inventor of AC electricity and wireless communication - and he is living out his last days at the Hotel New Yorker. Winning his attention through a shared love of pigeons, she eventually uncovers the story of Tesla's life as a Serbian immigrant and a visionary genius: as a boy he built engines powered by June bugs, as a man he dreamed of pulling electricity from the sky. The mystery deepens when Louisa reunites with an enigmatic former classmate and faces the loss of her father as he attempts to travel to the past to meet up with his beloved wife. Before the week is out, Louisa must come to terms with her own understanding of love, death, and the power of invention. (from the back cover)

About the author: Samantha Hunt is the author of the acclaimed first novel, The Seas, which in 2006 won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker and McSweeney's. She lives in New York. (from the back cover)


The Invention of Everything Else
Publisher/Publication Date: Mariner, Reprint 2009
ISBN: 978-0-547-08577-7
272 pages



1 comment:

imbookingit said...

I've got this one, and it looks so cool!

It is possible I get too excited about books. But I suspect I'm not alone :-).

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