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)

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Revelation (C. J. Sansom)

Since I’ve already said this three different ways, I’ll repeat myself more succinctly this time: C. J. Sansom’s Shardlake series is awesome. Go read it. Like, right now.   True to form so far, Sansom keeps time by Henry VIII’s marital entanglements. This time it is spring 1543; Catherine Howard is dead, and Henry is … Continue reading Revelation (C. J. Sansom)