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Rebecca Skloot Inks Deal for Book on ‘Human-Animal Bond’

Rebecca Skloot has landed a book deal with Crown for her as-yet-untitled new book about the “human-animal bond.”

Writers House agent Simon Lipskar negotiated the deal with Crown VP Molly Stern. No publication date has been set. Skloot published the bestselling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last year, including her personal struggle to finish the nonfiction project inside the epic book.

Here’s more about the book: “She 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. A publication date has not yet been set. Ms. Skloot worked for more than a decade in veterinary medicine, first as a nurse for animals in general practices and emergency rooms, and later as a technician in veterinary morgues and neurology labs. In writing her book, she will weave personal stories — her own and others’ — with science, medicine, ethics, and history.”

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