THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Random House 2010 - It’s odd how the differences between one’s children manifest themselves.  Each Christmas, for instance, I receive books from my DDD (dearest darling daughter) and my NOS (number one son).  My DDD is attracted to fiction, especially fantasy, while my NOS is clearly …

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PIRANESI BY SUSANNA CLARKE

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Bloomsbury publishing, 2020 - Piranesi is the second in my Dearest Darling Daughter’s (DDD) choices, and by far the oddest and most interesting of the Christmas gift books this year.  CBS says it’s ‘Destined to become a work of classic fantasy’ and it was given glowing praise by sources as …

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