Her Hidden Genius

A Novel

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Publisher Description

"Brings to life Franklin’s grit and spirit...an important contribution to the historical record." —The Washington Post

The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie!

She changed the world with her discovery. Three men took the credit.

Rosalind Franklin has always been an outsider—brilliant, but different. Whether working at the laboratory she adored in Paris or toiling at a university in London, she feels closest to the science, those unchanging laws of physics and chemistry that guide her experiments. When she is assigned to work on DNA, she believes she can unearth its secrets.

Rosalind knows if she just takes one more X-ray picture—one more after thousands—she can unlock the building blocks of life. Never again will she have to listen to her colleagues complain about her, especially Maurice Wilkins who'd rather conspire about genetics with James Watson and Francis Crick than work alongside her.

Then it finally happens—the double helix structure of DNA reveals itself to her with perfect clarity. But what unfolds next, Rosalind could have never predicted.

Marie Benedict's powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, a woman whose world-changing contributions were hidden by the men around her but whose relentless drive advanced our understanding of humankind.

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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
January 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Sourcebooks, Inc
SELLER
Sourcebooks, Inc.
SIZE
4.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Cookeville TN Kim ,

Wonderful research

Thank you for helping credit a wonderful scientist!

TrooperCam ,

Missed that it was historical fiction

But boy am I glad I rad this book. I was a little familiar with the story of Rosalind Franklin before reading but Benedict does an excellent job making her come to life. I do feel some of the story gets bogged down with the role her first love took i. Her life but the accuracy of the science more than makes up for any maudlin actions in the author’s part. A very good good by a very good writer.

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