Peachtree City Library has announced that New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cullen will be at City Hall in Peachtree City on Tuesday, March 14, at 11 a.m., to promote her latest work of historical fiction, The Woman with the Cure (Berkley, 2023).
The Woman with the Cure tells the story of clinical epidemiologist Dr. Dorothy Horstmann, who dedicates her life to the study of poliovirus. Dorothy’s contributions to research were frequently dismissed by her male colleagues – until her discovery that poliovirus travels through the blood to the nervous system in infected patients lays the groundwork for the development of a vaccine.
Lynn Cullen often writes about overlooked or misunderstood historical figures. Much like an art restorer, she conducts meticulous research of her subject matter and the time period in which she lived, often visiting the places where her protagonists worked and played. Cullen’s other historical novels include The Sisters of Summit Avenue, Twain’s End, Mrs. Poe, Reign of Madness, and I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter.
Her novel, Mrs. Poe, was named a Book of the Week by People Magazine, a Target Book Club Pick, an NPR 2013 Great Read, an Indie Next List selection. It was also a book of the month at Costco, an Oprah Book of the Week, and Atlanta magazine named it one of the Best Books of 2013.
Twain’s End was a People Magazine Book of the Week, a Townsend Prize finalist, an Indie Next selection, and named a Book All Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book. Lynn’s novels have been translated into seventeen languages and she has appeared on PBS’s American Masters.
Cullen’s March 14 appearance at City Hall is free and open to the public. Books will be on sale at the event courtesy of Book Miser.