The Invention of Everything Else

The Invention of Everything Else

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New York City thrums with energy, wonder, and possibility in this magical novel about the life of Nikola Tesla.

It is 1943, and the renowned inventor Nikola Tesla occupies a forbidden room on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker, stealing electricity. Louisa, a young maid at the hotel determined to befriend him, wins his attention through a shared love of pigeons; with her we hear his tragic and tremendous life story unfold. Meanwhile, Louisa discovers that her father--and her handsome, enigmatic love interest, Arthur Vaughan--are on an unlikely mission to travel back in time and find his beloved late wife. A masterful hybrid of history, biography, and science fiction, The Invention of Everything Else is an absorbing story about love and death and a wonderfully imagined homage to one of history's most visionary scientists.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008
ISBN: 9780618801121
061880112X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hun
Description: 257 pages ; 24 cm

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From the moment Louisa first catches sight of the strange man who occupies a forbidden room on the thirty-third floor, she is determined to befriend him.Unbeknownst to Louisa, he is Nikola Tesla—inventor of AC electricity and wireless communication—and he is living out his last days at the Hotel ... Read More »


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DORAJANCIC
Jan 21, 2013

its Nikola Tesla.

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uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

A fictionalized imaging of the Nikoli Tesla, inventor of the alternating current. Somewhat odd.

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