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by | Read by Xe Sands

Fiction • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Xe Sands's low, gravelly voice shines in this historical novel inspired by the life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Barbara McClintock. Kate Croft arrives at Cornell in 1920 with a fierce love for science, but soon learns how hard it is for a queer woman to succeed as a biologist. Though she's constantly ignored and ridiculed by the men in her field, Kate persists. Xe Sands's narration is so intimate that listening sometimes feels unbearable. Sands captures the pain and injustice of every slight and every rude comment. But she also captures Kate's curiosity, her voice overflowing with wonder and excitement at each new discovery. This is a quiet, beautiful audiobook about the courage it takes to chart one's own path. L.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2021

DD ISBN 9781666160901 $24.99

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