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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Of the 40+ books I read in 2012, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has probably been my favorite. In the 1950s doctors took cells from a thirty-one year old African-American woman dying from cervical cancer, without her consent or her family’s … Continue reading

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Among the Islands

At a recent book marketing meet-up I attended, the books editor at The Oregonian newspaper spoke of the dismal fate of most books seeking a review from their publication. On average, they receive about 500 queries a week, and only … Continue reading

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