She wanted to understand the world, and she made a habit of chasing down information to its last hiding place, as though the fate of nations were at stake in every instance….She not only demanded to know whether mushrooms were plants or animals, but also – when given the answer – demanded to know why this was certain.
“The man was about Bernie’s height but not as broad; he had a goatee, which always caught my attention, and I was staring at it when his smell reached me, the very worse smell in the whole world: cat. The man in our driveway smelled of cat. ”
Teaser Tuesday is hosted on the blog Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read.
Open to a random page.
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.
DO NOT INCLUDE SPOILERS
Share the title & author
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
“I’ve tried to imagine how she’d feel knowing that her cells went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to human cells in zero gravity, or that they helped with some of the most important advances in medicine: the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping, invitro fertilization. I’m pretty sure that she – like most of us – would be shocked to hear that there are trillions more of her cells growing in laboratories now than there ever were in her body.”