downey1Lynn Downey is a historian of the American West, longtime archivist with Levi Strauss & Co, and has two new books worth talking about, whether you’re a history buff or not!  Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women is a lively chronicle of the early Twentieth Century in the San Francisco area where tuberculosis was raging, and dedicated doctors and community members supported a unique facility in Fairfax California to give women a new chance at life.

Lynn’s also written a novel set in Arizona on a dude ranch, and she joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation on A Novel Idea.

Arequipa image010A Novel Idea airs on the first and fifth Sundays of every month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

(Photos: Courtesy of the author)

 

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