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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.

 

Do you love The Family Fang? The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry?

Mr. Penumba’s 24-Hour Bookstore? The Spellman Files?

 

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Nova Jacobs holds an MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and is a recipient of the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeremy. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is her first novel.

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“In THE LAST EQUATION OF ISAAC SEVERY, Nova Jacobs sends an endearing bookstore owner on a quest for an elusive mathematical formula—but that is only the beginning of her journey.  Jacobs weaves a charming, mysterious tale about family bonds, personal ghosts,
and the wondrous intersection of mathematics and art.
A fun, compelling read.”

–Matthew Sullivan,
author of
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

“I so hated saying goodbye to the
brainy eccentrics in the Severy clan that I started this book all over again as soon as I finished it. Can’t wait to see the fresh surprises I’ll find now that I’m in on
a few of their secrets.”

–Julia Claiborne Johnson,
author of
Be Frank with Me

Do you love The Family Fang?
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry?

Mr. Penumba’s 24-Hour Bookstore?
The Spellman Files?

 

“In THE LAST EQUATION OF ISAAC SEVERY, Nova Jacobs sends an endearing bookstore owner on a quest for an elusive mathematical formula—but that is only the beginning of her journey.  Jacobs weaves a charming, mysterious tale about family bonds, personal ghosts,
and the wondrous intersection of mathematics and art. A fun, compelling read.”

–Matthew Sullivan,
author of
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

“I so hated saying goodbye to the
brainy eccentrics in the Severy clan that I started this book all over again as soon as I finished it. Can’t wait to see the fresh surprises I’ll find now that I’m in on a few of their secrets.”
–Julia Claiborne Johnson,
author of
Be Frank with Me

Do you love The Family Fang?
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry?

Mr. Penumba’s 24-Hour Bookstore?
The Spellman Files?

 

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.

 

“In THE LAST EQUATION OF ISAAC SEVERY, Nova Jacobs sends an endearing bookstore owner on a quest for an elusive mathematical formula—but that is only the beginning of her journey.  Jacobs weaves a charming, mysterious tale about family bonds, personal ghosts, and the wondrous intersection of mathematics and art. A fun, compelling read.”
–Matthew Sullivan,
author of
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

 

“I so hated saying goodbye to the
brainy eccentrics in the Severy clan that I started this book all over again as soon as I finished it. Can’t wait to see the fresh surprises I’ll find now that I’m in on a few of their secrets.”
–Julia Claiborne Johnson,
author of
Be Frank with Me