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.
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.