"Sharply funny" -- Barbara Ehrenreich
"This engaging first novel from Barbara Riddle, written with verve and humour..." -- Dr. Adam S. Wilkins, Editor, *BioEssays* and author of Genetic Analysis of Animal Development
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Provocative transport to the 60's...life before technology...relationships before cell phones.
Yes, read it!
A poignant, bittersweet tale of youthful illusions colliding with reality. Although it’s set in the sixties and the protagonist is a young woman aspiring to a scientific career,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by JW
An interesting story from the 1960's era. It was sweet, funny, had great characters - some you liked and some you sure didn't.Published on May 25, 2014 by J. A. Capraro
The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke
This is a brilliant piece of fiction and social commentary. Read more
A Fine First
Barbara Riddle’s novella The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke is a confident, talented, suspenseful debut. Read more
Feels current until the date is noted - apropos of prevailing ceilings. Enjoyed the exposure to the actual science and thought proudly of the women I personally know in the field. Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by Golly G
This book was fun to read. Author Barbara Riddle crafted a well-written, fast-moving story that was hard to put down. Read morePublished on December 14, 2013 by Steve G
It was suggested to me that I read this novel because of my absolute awe of Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things: A Novel. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by K. Wilkins
Every once in a while the author of ‘The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke’ stopped me in mid-sentence. Sometimes it was an eerily accurate description (of an army-surplus store, for... Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by Carol Anita Ryan