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Dancing With Einstein


"Dancing With Einstein is one of those astonishing novels that has it all: intelligence, humor, eroticism, and a strong emotional power."

-- Pat Conroy

Dancing With Einstein
Marea Hoffman grew up during the age of “duck and cover” drills, while her father, a Holocaust survivor, built nuclear bombs. Troubled by fear of nuclear war, Marea finds comfort in the company of her father’s colleague and friend, the grandfatherly Albert Einstein. Later, as a young woman, she confronts her childhood fears through the strange enterprise of seeing four different therapists at the same time. Weaving back and forth between 1970s New York and 1950s Princeton, this novel of ideas is intensely moving and ultimately an affirmation of hope.

Setting Fires

In this "intelligent, richly nuanced" (Publishers Weekly) debut novel, a Jewish documentary filmmaker faces down anti-Semitism while investigating the fire that destroyed her country home - and begins to uncover the disturbing truths hidden in her family's history while caring for her sick father, a difficult man burdened with secrets and shame.

Selected Works

Dancing With Einstein
"The fallout of America's atomic nightmare is a touching, humanistic story."
-- Kirkus Reviews

Setting Fires

“Intense and touching."
—Publishers Weekly

"A winner...rich and riveting."
—The Toronto Sun

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