Feb 23

Henrietta Lacks, Immortal

Tag: books,History,non-fiction,Science, Medicine, etc.Donna B. @ 5:18 pm

It is the vitality of Henrietta Lacks and her descendants that captured my imagination while reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

It’s just a darned good story and it pushes all my “I want to read that” buttons – lively characters, science, mystery, public policy and politics,¬†genealogy, plus a few I’ve probably not yet identified.

When you finish a book with a feeling you know some of the characters, and wishing you could visit further with them, you know it’s been worth your time. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s just that good.

2 Responses to “Henrietta Lacks, Immortal”

  1. Lori says:

    I am heading to the library tomorrow, so I will have to see if they carry it. I am guilty of getting stuck in a rut with authors I like, but every now and then I like to branch out for something new. I will let you know if I get it.

  2. terri says:

    I just saw this in the bookstore and would have bought it if they had been carrying it in paperback.

    Now I am definitely going to have to get it.