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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine.

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35 books to read before they're 2014 movies! I think I found my 2014 reading list I did not know The Giver was going to be a movie!

What it’s about: Over the course of a Labor Day weekend in the late ’80s, 13-year-old Henry and his depressed mother Adele’s lives change when they harbor fugitive Frank Chambers at home. Frank fills a fatherless void for Henry and brings out life in Adele, all while the police are on the hunt for the escaped murderer. It’s a deeply moving read with unpredictable twists, and Kate Winslet is bound to shine as Adele in the film

16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

Relates a story as seen through the eyes of a boy looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.

amazing list of books that are great for book club. So many books to read... so little time...

82 Book Club Books

20 Books to Read in Your Twenties.  I want to read all of these.

Next time my heart is broken: It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken: The Smart Girl’s Break-up Buddy

The true story of how a Dutch woman and her family become part of the underground movement to hide Jews from the Nazi's during World War II, and are forced to endure the cruelties of concentration camps. While it reads like fiction, this amazing story reveals the strength of faith, family and the human spirit. A "life list" read!

The Hiding Place / Edition 35

The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom, Teacher's Edition, Paperback price comparison. Find great prices for The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom, Teacher's Edition, Paperback.

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life - I was surprised at how many I've actually read and how many I don't have much interest in reading...

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

Play It As It Lays is a story about Maria Wyeth, a Hollywood actress who has lost control of her life and identity. It’s a tragic read.

Beach Reads: 20 of the Best Books to Take on Vacation - The Seasoned Mom

Beach Reads: 20 of the Best Books to Take on Vacation

Combination biography and biology book about the woman and family behind the ubiquitous HeLa cells (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot) Apr 2015

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Great Books for a Book Club (or just to read yourself) ~ I've read Room, Never Let Me Go, Glass Castle, Loving Frank and Sarah's Key. Currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Fascinating non-fiction with history and biology. On dozens of "Best of" lists. LP 362.196 SKL

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" -True Story, fascinating, won't be able to put in down!

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (book3)  By Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy Series by Stieg Larsson

City of Thieves  by David Benioff  A story of two young men on a quest for eggs during the seige of Leningrad. Wonderfully written and a very fun read!

City of Theives by David Benioff. Chilling and heartbreaking story about two men from different paths who come together on a quest during WWII. A beautiful depiction of brotherhood told with humor and grace.

15 Must Read Children's Books form MoneySavingMom.com

15 Must-Read Children’s Books


Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris - one of the funniest books I have ever read.literally laugh out loud funny! this book started my obsession with all things David Sedaris