Rebecca Skloot’s Second Book: No Slack For Lacks Author

Skloot. (Photo: Manda Townshend)

Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, has signed a book deal with Crown for her second work. Unlike Henrietta Lacks, a character-centered story that has sold 1.25 million copies in America, it appears this book will be more thematic. The focus is “the human-animal bond.”

A statement on the author’s web site said it will “explore, among many other subjects, the neurology of human-animal relationships, human nature and responsibility and the unexamined ethics of our relationship with animals” and draw upon Ms. Skloot’s experience working as a veterinary nurse and technician.