Set in 1914 Russia, A Bend in the Stars is the story of a scientist racing Einstein to prove relativity. In the chaos of war, on the brink of solving the famous field equations, he goes missing—launching his sister on a desperate search across Russia to find him. When she does, she must choose between saving his work and her own future.
“A sweeping epic that transports the reader into another era.”Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe
Rachel Barenbaum is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. In a former life she was a hedge fund manager and a spin instructor. She has degrees from Harvard in Business, and Literature and Philosophy. She lives in Hanover, NH with her husband, three children, and dog named Zishe—after the folk hero who inspires many tales around their dinner table. MORE ABOUT RACHEL