Picks for Friday

Book club is this Friday at Erik’s house. Address: 1313 Short Ct, Louisville, CO 80027

Here are the picks, from Quinn:

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
288 pages

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a
Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of
science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor
Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and
bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human
being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the
creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-
innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge
against his creator, Frankenstein.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
370 pages

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.

The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1) – Craig Johnson
358 pages

Walt Longmire, sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County, knows he's got trouble
when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three
accomplices had been given suspended sentences for raping a Northern
Cheyenne girl. Is someone seeking vengeance? Longmire faces one of the more
volatile and challenging cases in his twenty-four years as sheriff and means to
see that revenge, a dish that is best served cold, is never served at all.

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – James McBride
291 pages

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive
about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James
McBride, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his
own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of
Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.