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  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks2011

    by Rebecca Skloot

    (634,181)

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine....  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 616.027 SKL

    copies in: 17 of 17 details

  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [large print]

    The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks2011

    by Rebecca Skloot

    (630,252)

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.027 SKL LP

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • The end of your life book club [large print]

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,425)

    Summary: Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.994 SCH LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

    The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts2016

    by Joshua Hammer

    (9,220)

    Summary: In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 025.82 HAM

    copies in: 20 of 20 details

  • The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu [large print] : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

    The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts2016

    by Joshua Hammer

    (9,235)

    Summary: To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 025.82 HAM LP

    Location: Book Club Sets

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history

    Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history2000

    by Erik Larson

    (52,576)

    Summary: Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 976.4 LAR

    copies in: 18 of 18 details

  • The end of your life book club

    The end of your life book club2013

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,653)

    Summary: During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours siting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Soon, they...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 616.994 SCH

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship

    Let's take the long way home : a memoir of friendship2011

    by Gail Caldwell

    (11,053)

    Summary: Traces the author's close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs, and Caroline's battle with cancer.

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    Call #: BK CLUB 302.34 CAL

    copies in: 15 of 15 details

  • One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America

    One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America2020

    by Gene Weingarten

    (2,337)

    Summary: On New Year's Day 2013, author Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB 973.927 WEI

    copies in: 0 of 18 details

  • Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout

    Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout2015

    by Lauren Redniss

    (5,208)

    Summary: Through words and her crafted illustrations, artist and journalist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie, nee Marya Sklodowska, and her working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie,...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B CURIE

    copies in: 17 of 18 details

  • The end of your life book club [large print]

    The end of your life book club2012

    by Will Schwalbe

    (53,582)

    Summary: Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.994 SCH LP

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Brain on fire [large print] : my month of madness

    Brain on fire : my month of madness2013

    by Susannah Cahalan

    (183,359)

    Summary: When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she|d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB 616.832 CAH LP

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I know why the caged bird sings

    I know why the caged bird sings1993

    by Maya Angelou

    (447,663)

    Summary: Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local...  more »

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    Call #: BK CLUB B ANGELOU

    copies in: 15 of 15 details