Author’s Talk: The Open Heart Club by Gabriel Brownstein
Where: Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Ave. (corner of 69th St.)
212-772-3400 Price: Free
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The Open Heart Club is not merely the story of one writer’s flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality. Both a memoir of a life on the edge of medicine’s reach and a history of the doctors (all women) who invented pediatric cardiology, it includes the lives of patients and physicians struggling to understand the complexities of the human heart. The Open Heart Club is a riveting work of compassionate storytelling, a journey into the dark hinterlands between sickness and health lit by bright moments of humor and inspiration.
Gabriel Brownstein has published a novel, The Man from Beyond, and a book of stories, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W. For his short fiction, he has won a PEN/Hemingway Award and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at St. John’s University in Queens.
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