Have you read a book recently that takes over? You read until your eyes can’t stay open, you wake up wondering about the characters. Your mind reels with ideas, questions, ache.

I am two-thirds of the way through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This is beautiful, nonfiction storytelling. I am gripped by the lives of Henrietta’s children. Of inner-city Baltimore families. Oral tradition. Intellectual ignorance. Medical advancement mixed with malpractice. Scientists and researchers so involved in their practice that humanity disappears and only cells remain.

This book has me. Have you read it?


3 thoughts on “stories.

    • Denys, it is being assigned to the high school girls. Be forewarned about explicit material in chapter 15. Read it ahead of Cassie, perhaps. It will begin being assigned next week.

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