RLBC: “Madness: A Bipolar Life,” by Marya Hornbacher ALERT Meet the Author Q&A
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

RLBC: “Madness: A Bipolar Life,” by Marya Hornbacher ALERT Meet the Author Q&A

Madness delivers the revelation that Hornbacher is not alone: millions of people in America today are struggling with a variety of disorders that may disguise their bipolar disease. And Hornbacher's fiercely self-aware portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will powerfully change, too, the current debate on whether bipolar in children actually exists.

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RLBC: “Stitches: A Memoir,” by David Small
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

RLBC: “Stitches: A Memoir,” by David Small

David Small, a best-selling and highly regarded children's book illustrator, comes forward with this unflinching graphic memoir. Remarkable and intensely dramatic, Stitches tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who awakes one day from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he has been transformed into a virtual mute―a vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot. From horror to hope, Small proceeds to graphically portray an almost unbelievable descent into adolescent hell and the difficult road to physical, emotional, and artistic recovery.

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

RLBC: Book Club Discussion of “"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

This will be a Pot Luck gathering at 1107 45th Street Des Moines, Iowa. Please RSVP to sherry@storiedgifts.com and let me know what you plan to bring so we don't all show up with potato salad!

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

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