Thomas Larson - The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease

04/17/2014 6:00 pm

The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease

We all know someone who has suffered a heart attack, but how often do we learn intimate details that might help us deal with coronary artery disease before it strikes? ! In The Sanctuary of Illness, Thomas Larson tells a powerful and personal story of what happens when our arteries fail us. He narrates the dramatic tale of his three heart attacks in five years. Slowly waking up to the genetic legacy and dangerous diet of his past, he discovers a path to healing that his partner, Suzanna, insists he—and she—put into action.

Told with urgency and sensitivity, The Sanctuary of Illness reminds us that heart disease seldom affects just one heart.

Thomas Larson

Journalist, critic, and memoirist, Thomas Larson is the author of three books: The Sanctuary of Illness, The Saddest Music Ever Written, and The Memoir and the Memoirist. He is a staff writer for the San Diego Reader, and he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Nonfiction at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio.



ISBN-13: 9780976881384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press, 1/2014

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