WSJ Marketplace Praises ‘Open Wound’

by Shaun Manning on December 20, 2011

OpenwoundMarketwatch, part of the Wall Street Journal family of web sites, featured Jason Karlawish’s Open Wound as the only fiction title on its list of “Health Books That Get Your Blood Pumping.”

“Health care is likely to resurface next year as a major topic ahead of the presidential election,” the article begins. “A handful of books published this year seek to challenge or explain how our standards of medical care in the U.S. have emerged.”

Listing Open Wound among several recent non-fiction books, reviewer Kristen Gerencher says of Karlawish’s book, “In this historical novel, [Beaumont and St. Martin] become entwined in each other’s lives medically, financially and even legally. Karlawish sketches their fraught relationship in the ensuing decades artfully, with clear relevance to the ethical questions of modern medicine.”

Open Wound is available now from the University of Michigan Press.

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