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Baltimore, 1919: After graduating in the top of her psychology major at Vassar, Rosalie Rayner accepts a coveted position in the lab of Dr. John B. Watson, the infamous father of American behaviorism, at Johns Hopkins University. The two begin a passionate affair that will cost Rosalie her PhD candidacy, her prominent Jewish family's good name, her dreams of her own career, and ultimately her sanity.

A haunting work of historical fiction set in the roaring '20s, with themes of scientific integrity, fidelity, motherhood, and "having it all" that will resonate with a contemporary audience. A narrative not from the perspective of John Watson but of his lesser-known wife, who had her own dreams and hopes before their marriage and his success.

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