Girl Pretending to Read Rilke

Riddle and Watson share a perch atop rhinoceros with research group at Harvard, 1962

Summer lab techie Barbara Riddle (second from right, on top of rhinoceros) shares a perch with James Watson (third from the left, barefoot) and his research group in front of the Harvard biology labs in 1962.

Barbara writes about laboratory life in her novel The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke.1 Her daughter Laramie Dennis recently adapted Girl Pretending for the big screen, earning a place as a finalist in Script Pipeline‚Äôs 2015 Screenwriting Contest.

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