My Book Comes Out July, 2018

May 13th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

I’m so excited!!   I have a book coming out next year!! Backstory: I wrote a book about Blackwell’s Island, now called Roosevelt Island. To give you an idea of what it was like there in the 19th century, one of the titles we’re considering for the book is Damnation Island.

I wrote about a medical experiment that was conducted in one of the hospitals on the island (there was also a lunatic asylum and a couple of penal institutions). A doctor tried to graft the bone from a dog to a little boy. His procedure including sewing the dog to the boy. I won’t say more, but it was very upsetting reading his paper about what he’d done. Here’s a picture of the boy and the dog from the paper.

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  1. 4 Responses to “My Book Comes Out July, 2018”

  2. By Julia on May 14, 2017

    I am excited for you!

    On the other hand, that photo… omigosh.

  3. By Debra Dolan on May 14, 2017

    Congrats …. very happy for you. I look forward to reading it. Maybe this next book tour will finally bring you to the west coast of Canada (Vancouver). Cheers!

  4. By Debra Dolan on May 14, 2017

    Very happy for you. I look forward to reading it. Maybe this next book tour will finally bring you to the west coast of Canada (Vancouver). Cheers!

  5. By Stacy Horn on May 15, 2017

    Thank you Julia and Debra. God, that would be so great if my publisher would send me to Canada!

    Julia, really. I cried when reading about that poor dog. Of course it was no picnic for the boy, but the poor dog did not volunteer for that.

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