Upcoming Non-Fiction Reveals Sanatorium Details

Screen Shot 2019-03-18 at 4.02.11 PMThis 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

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3 Responses to Upcoming Non-Fiction Reveals Sanatorium Details

  1. Do you do anything besides facebook for those of us who don’t? Mailing list, etc. And, do you have any ARC’s for reviewers of your upcoming book Areequipa Sanatorium? Sounds fascinating and a subject that has not received enough attention….thanks!

    shannon leonetti


    • Lynn Downey says:

      Hi Shannon,

      I use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to promote my books, but haven’t really built up a mailing list. I did a lot of lectures for my last book, “Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” and will be visiting many of the same venues for Arequipa; I should put a mailing list together from all those contacts. The publisher is also pretty aggressive about promotion. I’m a new member of WWW, and it’s a great place to share info! Anyway, I will have an ARC in a few months.

      Thanks so much for commenting!



  2. Barb says:

    Sounds fascinating.


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