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Enchantress of Numbers


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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the fascinating life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace-Lord Byron's daughter, the world's first computer programmer, and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have been too long unsung.

About the Author

Jennifer Chiaverini is theaNew York Timesabestselling author ofaMrs. Lincoln'saDressmaker,aFates and Traitors, and other acclaimed works of historical fiction, asawell as the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. She lives with her husband and two sonsain Madison, Wisconsin.


Praise for Enchantress of Numbers

"[An] exquisite biographical novel...a quintessential example of the form...Wholeheartedly recommended for historical-fiction fans and STEM enthusiasts."--Booklist

"Cherished Reader, Should you come upon Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini...consider yourself quite fortunate indeed...Chiaverini makes a convincing case that Ada Byron King is a woman worth celebrating."--USA Today

"An enchanting story about one woman's struggle for intellectual recognition and independence."--People Magazine, Book of the Week

"[A] fascinating homage."--Real Simple

"While Lovelace may not have received the credit she was due in her own time-period, Chiaverini's novel stands as a fitting ode to one of the greatest women in the history of science."--Harper's Bazaar

"Chiaverini writes captivating stories of forgotten women in history, including that of the young math and science genius Ada Lovelace, responsible for writing the world's first-ever computer code...Chiaverini brings [Ada Lovelace] to life around you...Emotionally evocative and rich in detail, this historical novel will keep you enthralled until the very end."--Bustle

"You'll come away from this book wondering how many other pioneering women in science have been overlooked."--Bitch Media

[Enchantress of Numbers] is a fascinating look at how science and art do not stand at opposite ends of the spectrum, but rather--at their best--work together, and bring us toward a new, undreamed-of future."--Nylon

"Jennifer Chiaverini is a master of historical fiction, and her latest novel, Enchantress of Numbers, is no exception...You'll be glued to the page."--PopSugar

"Enchantress of Numbers tells the story of [Ada Lovelace's] fascinating (and too-short) life. Historical fiction STEM is the literary genre we never knew we needed."--HelloGiggles

"This fascinating portrait of Lord Byron's only legitimate child is not only a picture of a time and place, but of a woman struggling with her nature, passion and desire for learning. Chiaverini's novel, with its straightforward prose, is both inspirational, touching and memorable."--RT Book Reviews

"[An] enthralling historical novel."--Paste

"Chiaverini once again shows her considerable skill breathing life into historical figures that are too little known." --Shelf Awareness

"Fascinating." --The National Examiner

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