The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

Eli and Charlie Sisters are the hired guns of the shadowy Commodore in this cleverly warped Western. The brothers head to California to kill a man accused of stealing from their boss. Along the way, they encounter prospectors, con-artists, drunks and prostitutes, and instigate every possible form of mayhem. The book is narrated by (the … More The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

In 1951, a woman named Henrietta Lacks had a biopsy procedure to treat her cervical cancer. Although she died shortly afterwards, the cells cultured from her tumor became a cornerstone of medical research. HeLa cells have such robust and fast growing properties, that they have been used in thousands of scientific projects – including genetic … More The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

When Piper Kerman’s reckless past catches up with her, she is forced to give up her comfortable Manhattan lifestyle, say goodbye to her loving fiancĂ©, and spend a year behind bars. The book details her experiences in prison and her observations about the strange rules and coping strategies she encounters. Piper is greeted with surprising … More Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman