Friday, August 31, 2012

September Book Club

"The Lackses challenged everything I thought I knew about faith, science, journalism, and race. Ultimately, this book is the result.  It's not only the story of HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks, but of Henrietta's family - particularly Deborah - and their lifelong struggle to make peace with the existence of those cells, and the science that made them possible." -The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Sloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Our September book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Book club was so fun last week.  I got to see good friends, have some good eats, and have some great conversation.  I made cucumber feta dip and bacon cream cheese puffs, and I ate entirely too much.:)

Rebecca was a great read, and for next month I think we picked another great book.  It's completely different from the gothic-romantic style of Rebecca - it's a true story about an amazing case.  Henrietta Lacks died 60 years ago from cervical cancer, but her cells lived on.  Numerous scientific discoveries have been made using her cells, but her family has never seen a penny of the profits.  This book traces the life of Lacks' cells, her family today, the scientific discoveries made, and the implications they hold.  I am so excited to read this book!

Got my copy! :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read, I need to add this on my reading list! I wish I could start a book club around here :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls


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