Atomic Anna: What a Novel Can Teach Us about Raising Girls To Love Science, Math, and Sports with Rachel Barenbaum
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Today Dr. Dan talks to author and mother Rachel Barenbaum about her new novel ATOMIC ANNA (including the novel’s timely relevance to the war in Ukraine); why she is passionate about raising girls to embrace math, science, sports (Rachel was a D1 athlete in college); the complexity of the motherhood journey (including struggles between generations of mothers and daughters); and what defines family (for many there is the family we are born into and the family we choose or create).
Rachel’s first novel A Bend In The Stars was a New York Times Summer Reading Selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a Boston Globe Bestseller. Her second novel ATOMIC ANNA is out now.
Rachel Barenbaum is a prolific writer and reviewer whose work has appeared in the LA Review of Books, the Tel Aviv Review of Books, LitHub, and DeadDarlings. She is an Honorary Research Associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University and is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. She is also the founder of Debut Spotlight and the Debut Editor at A Mighty Blaze. In her former life, Rachel was a hedge fund manager and a spin instructor. Rachel has degrees from Harvard in Business and Literature and Philosophy.
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