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    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    WYSO Host Vick Mickunas Interviews Rebecca Skloot

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    In this interview with Vick Mickunas – creator of the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO, the NPR affiliate in Dayton, OH – Rebecca […]



    Monday, March 28th, 2011

    The Immortal Life Called a ‘Riveting Book’ and an ‘Amazing Feat’

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    In Colette Bancroft’s recent profile of Rebecca Skloot in the St. Petersburg Times, Rebecca describes the Immortal Book Tour: “I left my house on Jan. […]



    Monday, March 21st, 2011

    JAMA Calls The Immortal Life ‘An Irresistible Read’

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    The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed The Immortal Life in its March 16, 2011 issue. Here’s an excerpt: With a sensitive heart, a […]



    Saturday, March 19th, 2011

    Author Nick Hornby Calls The Immortal Life ‘Extraordinary’ and ‘Breathtaking’

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    Nick Hornby‘s Stuff I’ve Been Reading column in the March/April issue of The Believer features his experience reading The Immortal Life. Riveting, beautifully written, and, […]



    Thursday, March 17th, 2011

    Virginia State Lawmakers Pass Resolution Honoring Henrietta Lacks

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    On February 18, 2011, Virginia state lawmakers, Johns Hopkins leaders, and officials from the American Cancer Society joined together in Richmond to celebrate the life […]



    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

    Coastal Carolina University Selects The Immortal Life for 2011 ‘Big Read’

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    Coastal Carolina University’s “Big Read” is a summer reading program designed to encourage intellectual dialogue among students, professors and the University community. Since it was […]



    Saturday, March 12th, 2011

    Random House “Common Reads” Connects Schools and Communities to The Immortal Life

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    Common Reads is a program developed by Random House, Inc. dedicated to bringing readers and teachers the latest in common reading programs at high schools, […]



    Thursday, March 10th, 2011

    The Immortal Life Fans Gather for Special Event at Barnes & Noble

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    Last night’s Barnes & Noble Upstairs at the Square event with Rebecca and Cubic Zirconia was a blast! Fans from all over New York City […]



    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    Rebecca Skloot & Cubic Zirconia at Barnes & Noble’s Upstairs at the Square

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    Tonight Rebecca shared the stage with Cubic Zirconia, who performed songs from their CD, Follow Your Heart. The special event was part of Barnes & […]



    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Named Best Sci-Tech Book of 2010 by Library Journal

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    Library Journal has named The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a Best Sci-Tech Book of 2010. Click here to read the full text of their […]



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