The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Tops Everyone’s List

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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 haven’t yet read the book everyone’s talking about, dive in to an excerpt of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a rare find: the kind of book you can give to anyone on your list. Fans of fiction, history, science – they will all love it. But don’t just take our word! The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tops everyone’s list:

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Amazon Editor’s Pick: Best Book of the Year

Oprah magazine: Top 10 Books of 2010

Discover magazine: Must Reads of 2010

NPR: Best of the Bestsellers 2010

Goodreads Choice Awards: Favorite Book of 2010. 7000 ratings (4.5 stars) and nearly 2500 rave reviews

Here’s what some of the most respected book reviewers in the business are saying about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks:

“One of the most graceful of moving nonfiction books I’ve read in a very long time.”
-Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Immortal reads like a novel.”
-Eric Roston, The Washington Post

“Extraordinary.”
The New Yorker

“A fascinating read and a ringing success.”
-Douglass Whynott, Boston Globe

“I could not put the book down.”
-Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly, Grade: A

“Gripping…made my hair stand on end.”
-Denise Grady, New York Times

“Moving…a real life detective story.”
-Steve Silberman, Nature

rebecca skloot Read more about the fascinating backstory of this extraordinary book from Rachel Klayman, editor of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

About Kira Walton

Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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