Friday, February 10, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'The Immotrtal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Feb.16th at Florey's!

Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, February 16th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot.

About the book:

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

About the author:

REBECCA SKLOOTis an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover;and many others. She is co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and has worked as a correspondent for NPR's Radiolab and PBS's Nova Science NOW. She was named one of five surprising leaders of 2010 by the Washington Post. Skloot's debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times bestseller. It was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, People, and the New York Times. Skloot is the founder and president of The Henrietta Lacks Foundation. She has a B.S. in biological sciences and an MFA in creative nonfiction. She has taught creative writing and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. She lives in Chicago.

We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, February 16th, 7:00-8:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)