The DNA of You and Me: A Novel

The DNA of You and Me: A Novel

by Andrea Rothman


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ISBN-13: 9780062857811
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 187,172
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andrea Rothman was a post-doctoral fellow and subsequent research associate at the Rockefeller University in New York, where she studied the neurobiology of olfaction. She earned her MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her fiction has appeared in print and online publications such as Lablit, Cleaver Magazine, and Litro Magazine. She lives with her husband and two children in Long Island, New York.

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The DNA of You and Me: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 8 days ago
This debut by Rothman is a glorious surprise. It's about Emily, a scientist, and the humiliations she endures in her quest for love while at the same time trying to fulfill her professional ambitions; or is that even possible? The novel also gave me an eye-opening intro to the cutthroat world of advanced science. Overall, a gorgeous story, made even better by its relevance in today's world. I loved the book!
Anonymous 8 days ago
The DNA of You and Me is a well-crafted novel and a beautiful love story: about romantic love, love of self, and love of work and purpose. The slow build of tension makes the ending all the more powerful—while I enjoyed it all, for the last third of the book I couldn’t put it down. The main character, Emily, is a strong, rational scientist yet the foreshadowing from the beginning hints that she has regrets, or that not all of her experiences are clear cut. From the second paragraph: “If it is true that things are what you make of them, it can be argued that it was I who got in the way of Aeden’s research, his life, and not the other way around.” Emily is independent and introverted, prepared to get through life alone—rather feels she was born to be alone—so her transformation toward the end of the book is welcome and rewarding. I appreciated the thoughtful prose and the exploration of smell in her scientific research, and the way the author utilized this sensory theme throughout the book in this well-written narrative.
Anonymous 8 days ago
An intelligent and tender love story from the perspective of a modern career woman. Relevant, engaging, a real page turner!!