Lab Girl

by

Hope Jahren

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Minnesota

In Lab Girl, the Minnesota of Hope Jahren’s childhood represented silence, emotional distance, and a sense of coldness from outside and within. While she does not question her parents’ love for her, she…

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Labs

For Hope Jahren, the laboratory is a space of safety, comfort, and a symbol of home in its most spiritual sense. Her most beloved memories from her childhood—which was otherwise dominated by a sense…

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