Book Sense

THE INVENTION OF EVERYTHING ELSE: A Novel, by Samantha Hunt (Houghton, $24, 9780618801121 / 061880112X) "In The Invention of Everything Else, an unlikely friendship develops between inventor Nikola Tesla and the curious maid, Louisa, who snoops in his hotel room. Through their relationship you get to know their quirks, sad pasts, and potentially magical futures. Full of vivid imagery, sounds, memories, and dreams, this is a wonderful, sweet story of just how normal it is to be different." --Sarah Farnsworth, Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, VT