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The Mathematics of Love is a poignant chronicle of two people, separated by centuries, whose lives--amazingly, impossibly--become interwoven in a brilliant tapestry of tragedy, memory, and time. Following alternate but intimately connected stories--of a curious, promiscuous teenager in her season of exile and awakening in the English countryside in 1976, and a nineteenth-century soldier damaged on the fields of Waterloo, struggling to find his way back to life with the help of a compassionate, extraordinary woman--Emma Darwin's breathtaking narrative brilliantly evokes the horrors of war, the pain of loss, the heat of passion, and the enduring power of love.
“A convincing and involving read. A book to lose yourself in this summer.”
-Daily Mail (London)
“An ambitious beginning, as much a ghost story as a romance.”
“Emma Darwin’s prose is golden and convincing. The book is an addictive, engaging foray into historical fiction.”
“This is that rare thing, a book that works on every conceivable level...An uncommonly good read...A real achievement.”
“A novel rapturous with the joys of history...Anna’s story is told in a wonderfully convincing, brittle, adolescent voice.”
“The two stories that Darwin tells here add up to something hauntingly beautiful.”
-Washington Post Book World