The Magician’s Nephew (C. S. Lewis)

I remember liking The Magician’s Nephew a lot when I was young.  I don’t know if this, or the fact that I read it last, or just pure accident, is the reason I remembered more about this book than any other besides The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  And I think, in the final … Continue reading The Magician’s Nephew (C. S. Lewis)


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has a lot in common with Killers of the Flower Moon.  Both are fascinating pieces of on-the-ground journalism about events that happened decades ago;  both Grann and Skloot worked extensively with living family members of the people involved, and helped solved mysteries the family members never had answers to.  … Continue reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)