Book Review: The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / May 4, 2015

As a fan of history, I really enjoy the small, intimate stories which give a most excellent background to world events, and this book is filled with them. It was wonderful to read about the friendship, intimacy, companionship and service the staff provides the families who are on a world stage and sometimes can feel lonely and battered.

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / February 19, 2015

The author manages to touch on many subjects interrelated to society and science, as well as ask many tough questions about how we treat the less fortunate of our society and the state of healthcare in the pre AHA days. There are no good answers to these questions, there are no rights or wrongs, the Skoots felt they have been cheated by John Hopkins Medical Center, scientists believed they acted according to ethical standards of the time.

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