When I see Marie Benedict’s name on an historical fiction title, I always take notice and want to read the book. This autor’s wide ranging subjects have included the Carnegies, the Churchills, Agatha Christie and others. Always, the novels have accurate historical detail and a readable and interesting story.
This time, Ms. Benedict turns her attention to Rosalind Franklin. She was a female scientist in a man’s world and one who did not receive the recognition that she deserved for many years. Follow the life and scientific journeys of this woman whose work is essential to our understanding of DNA. She was decidedly an outsider as she lived and worked in several countries but always endeavored to move forward in the pursuit of scientific discoveries. Her story is inspiring and reminds readers of the importance of following one’s dreams and working hard to achieve them.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: January 2022
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