a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Doerr's Pulitzer Prize winning novel follows two children in World War II, a blind French girl hiding with her father and a valuable jewel from the museum where he works and an orphaned German boy. When it becomes clear that the German boy's talents at mathematics and radios give him the perfect skills for triangulating a target, he gains status but finds himself in a morally perilous predicament. |
One detailed calculation and a few other brief references to math comprise the only mathematical content in this beautifully told story.
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)