Nova Jacobs

Nova Jacobs


In The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, a famous mathematician dies under suspicious circumstances, leaving a dangerous equation for his granddaughter to track down before others can get their hands on it. Through a series of puzzling clues and unexpected plot twists, Jacobs keeps the reader guessing all the way to the final resolution in this remarkable debut novel. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy was a Book of the Month Club selection and an Indie Next Pick.

Jacobs holds an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is a recipient of the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Prior to writing The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, Jacobs wrote for the film industry.  Her growing fascination with the rich scientific worlds of Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory running parallel to LA’s entertainment culture provided the spark for her debut novel.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

“Hugely entertaining.” – Wall Street Journal. “Clever . . .. Nova Jacobs has penned a novel that is anything but clueless, filled with consideration and compassion.” – Washington Post. “A brilliant first novel radiant with promise of even better to come.” – Booklist (starred review).

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