Hannelwore Wilfert reviews “Measuring the World” by Daniel Kehlmann. This historical fiction novel was published first in Germany to great acclaim, landing itself on the bookseller list, and covers the lives of German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and geographer Alexander von Humboldt.
Hannelwore Wilfert, PhD, is a Professor of German Emerita at Russell Sage College.
The Friends of Albany Public Library host regular book reviews, author talks, and special presentations every Tuesday at 12:15 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch. (https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4809330)