The group assembled this morning to discuss The Plague has decided on our next book and meeting time. We will be reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.
This is the recent (2010) nonfiction story of a journalist’s discovery of the history of a woman whose cancer cells have been reproduced in laboratories for generations, for much of that time without the knowledge of the woman herself or her family. A fairly detailed synopsis and review is at this Washington Post review. Unfortunately the book is not yet available in paperback, but copies are available in local libraries. (There is a demand for it, so I suggest interested members start checking early.)
We plan to meet to discuss this book at Panera’s the last Saturday in June, the 26th, at 9:30 AM.
– Steve G