Chances are, you’ve read it, read about it, or heard friends talking about this extraordinary story. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been hailed by critics and embraced by readers, including RIFers! In addition to spending fifty-five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been selected for over 60 Best of the Year lists and has already won several awards. Soon to be made into an HBO movie by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball. Not to be missed.
Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same. If you have read and enjoyed The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot wants to hear from you! Share Your Story About The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Was the “Blood Countess” history’s first and perhaps worst female serial killer? Or did her accusers create a violent fiction in order to remove this beautiful, intelligent, ambitious foe from the male-dominated world of Hungarian politics? Author Rebecca Johns imagines a conversation with her heroine, Erzsébet Báthory. Compelling and chilling at the same time, The Countess is unlike any heroine you’ve ever met, and Rebecca Johns’ novel is unlike any historical fiction you’ve ever read: an intimate look at the woman who became a monster.
Patti’s story had me from the moment I turned to page one of the prologue until the absolutely triumphant final chapter. The passion with which she writes about the theatre and her love of it found me, at various times, crying and laughing. I thoroughly enjoyed her backstage tales that were both victorious and horror-filled. The lady pulls no punches in describing her most humiliating moments, such as the backstabbing that unfortunately happens all too often in this business.
Inspired by a true story, Color Me Butterfly follows four generations of mothers and daughters—haunted by a common specter of domestic abuse—as they discover the strength, hope, and courage to survive. It will take unconditional love, old-fashioned family values, faith, and fearless determination—already embedded in each woman’s DNA—to triumph over a life plagued with unspeakable pain.
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