Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life
Join us on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 PMfor an online event with debut writer Katherine E. Standefer, discussing her acclaimed new book Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life. The life in question is her own. What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That's the question she finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. Click HERE to read a wonderful review of the book in Kirkus. And click this link for our Crowdcast registration page! Your purchase of Lightning Flowers from The Book Stall will help insure that we can continue to offer a dizzying range of free programing from a host of talented writers.
About the Book:In this gripping, intimate memoir about health, illness, and the invisible reverberating effects of our medical system, Standefer recounts the true story of the rare diagnosis that upended her rugged life in the mountains of Wyoming and sent her tumbling into a maze of cardiology units, dramatic surgeries, and slow, painful recoveries. As her life increasingly comes to revolve around the internal defibrillator freshly wired into her heart, she becomes consumed with questions about the supply chain that allows such an ostensibly miraculous device to exist. So she sets out to trace its materials back to their roots.