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Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

When I finished reading this book, I couldn’t figure out which story was more intriguing: the life of Henrietta Lacks and her cervical cancer cells; Henrietta’s descendants’ saga; or how Rebecca Skloot came to research and write their stories. It’s … Continue reading

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Review: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Some writers are gifted storytellers and some are not. Erik Larson IS. In Thunderstruck, he weaves together two incredibly interesting tales, one of an inventor who knows almost nothing about the underlying science of his invention, another of a milquetoast … Continue reading

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Review: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean

I grew up science-deprived. In elementary school, I remember learning English, arithmetic, history, spelling, music and art. Because I attended a Catholic school, I also learned catechism and Bible history. Science? Nada. In high school, I breezed through geometry and … Continue reading

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