Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Rebecca Skloot's six favorite books

Rebecca Skloot is the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

In an incredible story of cultural miscommunication and of a tragic clash between scientists and nonscientists, a girl born to a Hmong refugee family in California meets a heartbreaking fate. It's a dramatic and important story that Fadiman tells without demonizing either the doctors or the family, and it was an early model for me as I wrote The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue