What do chemistry and literature have in common? Both help us make sense of the world. Chemist Weike Wang’s first novel is an equation solving for love. Wang’s mostly unnamed protagonist is a chemist and the daughter of Chinese immigrants who struggles to let herself love and be loved in return. The writing is a cross between poetry and science– distilled and wise– and is unexpectedly funny. Pure alchemy.
–Becky, Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, OR