The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

*Book of the Month Club Selection *Indie Next Pick ?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 m *Book of the Month Club Selection *Indie Next Pick ?Hugely entertaining? The Last Equation ...

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

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Reviews

  • Ali Edwards
    Mar 31, 2018
    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...
  • Jessica
    Mar 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. ...
  • Sue Em
    Apr 23, 2018
    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...
  • Maxwell
    Mar 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 belie...
  • Heather
    Mar 24, 2018
    This is one of the few books I would consider reading again (I just really don't do that very often...I find subsequent experiences are usually less powerful, so why bother?) just because I'm left feeling like I maybe missed a few things here and there? Or maybe I just want to see how ...
  • Onceinabluemoon
    Mar 17, 2018
    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...
  • Pamela Hill
    Mar 18, 2018
    Loved this! ...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Dec 05, 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 t...
  • Karen
    Mar 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 li...
  • Rebecca
    Feb 24, 2018
    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...
  • Stephanie Cowart
    Mar 19, 2018
    Wow! I can?t believe this is a debut novel! Really great premise and the delivery was spot on. Several characters and perspectives done really well. Highly recommended!! ...
  • Lindsey
    Mar 14, 2018
    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 09, 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 let...
  • Bandit
    Feb 25, 2018
    Just right for my mood, a nice cerebral mystery. Apparently it?s difficult to impossible nowadays to describe a new novel without referencing another, however tangentially connected, but really this one is very much its own book. Seriously, yes the protagonist owns a bookstore, but i...
  • Rhiannon Johnson
    Mar 07, 2018
    Read my review on my blog: http://ivoryowlreviews.blogspot.com/2... **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I'll be recommending this to everyone who says they are in a reading slu...
  • Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
    Mar 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...
  • Touchstone Books
    Dec 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! ...
  • Kat
    Dec 06, 2017
    #TheLastEquationofIsaacSevery #Netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the E-arc copy of this novel. Where to begin? I loved this novel. A bookstore owner that goes on a mystery quest that changes her life. Nova Jacobs made me laugh, cry, and wish this story didn't hav...
  • Fran
    Mar 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 dau...
  • Readingbringsjoy
    Mar 21, 2018
    Thank you to Touchstone Books for generously supplying me with a free review copy of The last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. After the death of Hazel's grandfather, Isaac,...
  • Faith
    Mar 16, 2018
    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...
  • Denice Barker
    Feb 02, 2018
    Isaac Severy is a mathematical genius. He knows he?s going to die. He?s figured out the day and time and prepares breakfast for himself and his killer. Just after he?s gone, his adopted granddaughter, Hazel, receives a letter from him telling her there will be more deaths, and ...
  • Christie
    Mar 18, 2018
    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...
  • Darienne
    Mar 22, 2018
    SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS BOOK. Could?ve ended 5 pages before it did, but still. ...
  • Peter Spiegler
    Jan 03, 2018
    This is the best mystery/thriller I read in 2017 by a mile. (I was lucky enough to see an advance copy.) What sets it apart? It hits on all levels--super smart, compelling plot; perfect pacing; deeply drawn characters; and beautiful writing. I was very sorry when it was over, and can o...
  • Leslie Ray
    Apr 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 mathemat...
  • Book of the Month
    Mar 01, 2018
    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Apr 02, 2018
    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...
  • Bookishfolk
    Mar 05, 2018
    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...
  • Nova Jacobs
    Mar 13, 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 fami...