The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Definitely for math lovers, as well as those who like reading about WWII history, Chinese-American lives in the US, and women in STEM fields. The mix is fine, as is the writing. It just felt that somehow, something was missing or needed a little more "oomph" to make this a really wonderful read. Katherine's life, her search for her family and the depth of her interest in math are all told in the literary equivalent of a sepia tone. Plus, the professor/student relationship, while very much of the time, felt wrong in this day and age.
eARC provided by publisher.