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Fermi's Gifts: A Novel Based on the Life of Enrico Fermi

By Kate Fuglei

Education: the most valuable gift.

A natural-born Italian, Enrico Fermi is best known for facilitating the creation of the atomic bomb. But that was just a small aspect of Fermi’s talents and accomplishments. Fermi was a teacher to the core—anyone who crossed his path learned something from him.

With his passion for education and his zest for knowledge, the world was Fermi’s classroom. His greatest gifts granted him the highest esteem from his colleagues and deepest love from his family. Fermi’s Gifts spans two countries and transcends generations of lessons that prove invaluable to many. His legacy continues to inspire and motivate—a gift that never stops giving.


About the Author

An actress, singer, and writer, Kate Fuglei created a one-woman show, Rachel Calof,  based on the memoir of a Jewish homesteader, and has performed it around America. It won Best Musical at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. Fuglei has appeared in more than forty roles in episodic television and film, and she was in the First National Broadway tour of Spring Awakening

Based in Los Angeles, she has played leading roles in regional theaters across the country, among them Arena Stage, the Public Theater in NYC, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Two of her short stories appear as part of Sister Writereaters, a book of essays about motherhood and food. katefuglei.com