This week, we share WWW member Lynn Downey’s news about her new upcoming non-fiction book, Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women.
Lynn’s grandmother was a patient at northern California’s Arequipa Tuberculosis Sanatorium in the 1920s, a place built exclusively to treat women with TB. Diagnosed with terminal TB in 1927, Lois Downey spent 14 months at Arequipa and lived to be 102. Lynn’s book traces the life of the remarkable doctor who founded the sanatorium, what it was like to “chase the cure,” and profiles other former patients whose lives were saved at Arequipa.
Arequipa Sanatorium will be released by the University of Oklahoma Press this September.
More to come in a few months, but until then, visit: http://www.lynndowney.com