2009 Independent Publisher
2009 Premier Book Awards
National Indie Excellence Awards
"A philosophical novel, with brains and tenderness."Kirkus Reviews
"Do the Math is in the vein of John Kennedy O’Toole’s great A Confederacy of Dunces. It is funny, clever and original in a way that pulls the reader into its farcical, hugely entertaining storyline. I’m not sure who this will appeal to (my guess, neither math majors nor readers of romance novels), but I loved every page."
"The characterization, attention to detail, and rhythmic narrative all underscore the promise of a first time novelist. Do the Math is a love story told in such a way that it appeals to men and women, to the naïve and the jaded, to algebra whizzes and those with math phobias."US Review of Books
"...engages readers with a tone of sarcastic amusement that invites them to laugh at the easily sketched foibles of the entire cast. The book's many observations on the formulaic, but also unpredictable, nature of love make it a joy to read."Foreword Clarion Reviews
William Teale is a brilliant professor of mathematics. His theory of inevitability posits that any human action, no matter how insignificant, might result in a disproportionately huge calamity.
His wife, Virginia "Faye" Warner, is a world-famous romance novelist who specializes in reuniting soul mates after a tragic and prolonged separation. According to her math, "one past and two hearts plus one love equals four-ever." The Teale-Warner marriage is a thing of geometric and artistic perfection, a melding of the heart and the brain: amour and algebra.
But when Faye's ghostwriter suffers a nervous breakdown and shakes all the arrows out of Cupid's quiver, Faye reintroduces her husband to love. Unfortunately, it's not with her.