Author Rebecca Skloot gives preview of new book at Chicago Humanities Festival

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If you’re a fan of Chicago-based author Rebecca Skloot’s mega-bestseller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” you might be wondering how much progress Skloot has made on her follow-up about animals — in shelters, veterinary clinics, emergency rooms and research labs. Attend a talk she’s scheduled to give at the Chicago Humanities Festival on Sunday, October 20 and find out when she gives gatherers a sneak peek of her findings.

Rebecca Skloot at the Chicago Humanities Festival

October 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts — Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. (Tickets $10)

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