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    November 29, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chosen as New York Times Notable Book

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    The Immortal Life has been listed as a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and also as one of the top 10 books of 2010 by Dwight Garner of the New York Times, who said:

    This thorny and provocative first book — it’s about cancer, racism, scientific ethics and crippling poverty — floods over you like a narrative dam break. It’s one of the most graceful and moving nonfiction books I’ve read in a very long time. More than 10 years in the making, it feels like a book Rebecca Skloot was born to write.

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