Lynn Cullen • Book Signing & Talk

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Join us on Tuesday, April 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, as we welcome back author Lynn Cullen to Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, to discuss her latest work of historical fiction, The Woman with the Cure, in conversation with Michael Martone.

~ A riveting novel based on the true story of the woman who stopped a pandemic, from the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe ~

In 1940s and ’50s America, polio is as dreaded as the atomic bomb. No one’s life is untouched by this disease that kills or paralyzes its victims, particularly children. Outbreaks of the virus across the country regularly put American cities in lockdown. Some of the world’s best minds are engaged in the race to find a vaccine. The man who succeeds will be a god.

But Dorothy Horstmann is not focused on beating her colleagues to the vaccine. She just wants the world to have a cure. Applying the same determination that lifted her from a humble background as the daughter of immigrants, to becoming a doctor—often the only woman in the room—she hunts down the monster where it lurks: in the blood. This discovery of hers, and an error by a competitor, catapults
her closest colleague to a lead in the race. When his chance to win comes on a worldwide scale, she is asked to sink or validate his vaccine—and to decide what is forgivable, and how much should be sacrificed, in pursuit of the cure.

"Huge applause... women have always been in science—despite those who would pretend otherwise.” --Bonnie Garmus, New York Times bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry


Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and is the bestselling author of The Sisters of Summit AvenueTwain’s End, and Mrs. Poe, which was named an NPR 2013 Great Read and an Indie Next List selection. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, their dog, and two unscrupulous cats.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
1928 7Th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1829
The Woman with the Cure By Lynn Cullen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593438060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - February 21st, 2023