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.
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.
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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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
–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