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Russell Readers BookClub: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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ISBN: 
9781400052172
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Author: 
Rebecca Skloot
Title: 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLa, the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Christmas Party--no book
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780399157202
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Author: 
Siobhan Fallon
Title: 
You Know When the Men are Gone
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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9780345527714
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Author: 
Janet Evanovich
Title: 
Explosive Eighteen
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Book Club

Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780670021390
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Author: 
Beth Hoffman
Title: 
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
9780385535137
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Author: 
John Grisham
Title: 
The Litigators
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Book Club

Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
0312199430
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Author: 
Jim Fergus
Title: 
One Thousand White Women
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Russell Readers BookClub: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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ISBN: 
9781400068937
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Author: 
Helen Simonson
Title: 
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

 

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