The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The fascinating and moving story of a woman's biological legacy is one of the most deservedly acclaimed books of the year. Our reviewer, Jerry Coyne, calls it, "a modern classic of science writing. . . . [Skloot's] mixture of science and biography is sui generis, and its themes profound: racism, ethics, and scientific illiteracy." Read Our Review

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.