“Helen Elaine Lee’s supremely assured The Serpent’s Gift, a first novel that gives to us — with the fullest emotional resonance, humor, and exultation in the novelist’s art — the intertwined stories of two families from early in this century to our own times. “
Alan Lightman’s “modern classic”, a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905.
“This biography illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man.”