The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Illustration: Silja Götz
Book photo: Philip Friedman/Studio D

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot
369 pages; Random House

An uneducated black woman dies young and poor, but her cells live on, leading to countless medical breakthroughs—and to this multilayered narrative of race, class, and family.

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