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Katherine Standefer

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Katherine Standefer is the author of "Lightning Flowers," one of Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Fall 2020 and a Finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. Deeply personal and sharply reported, the book recounts Standefer's own harrowing experience with the American healthcare system and explores the high cost of saving one life. Standefer has been featured in People Magazine and on NPR's Fresh Air. Standefer earned her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona and taught in the Department of English. She is now a professor in Ashland University's Low-Residency M.F.A. She lives on a piñon- and juniper-studded mesa in New Mexico with her chickens. 

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Lightning Flowers
My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life
Science / Medicine / Technology
Little Brown
November 2020
ISBN 9780316450362
Hardcover, 288 pages

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