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Cristin lecturing about Thomas Dent Mutter at West Chester University

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Cristin will be lecturing & reading about Thomas Dent Mutter at West Chester University on February 12, 2015. She will be having a “craft talk” with students and faculty at 3:20, and the reading will be at 7PM, but at Phillips Autograph Library.

Cristin lecturing on Thomas Dent Mutter at Haverford

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From Haverford website: “Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, celebrated poet and author, has made her mark again as a New York Times best-selling author with her second non-fiction book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. A Philadelphia native, in 2010 she was awarded the ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania to spend a year doing research for a biography of Thomas Dent Mutter, the humane and innovative nineteenth-century surgeon at Thomas Jefferson who founded Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum. Drawn to her subject from her early years visiting the Mutter Museum as student at Central High, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz spins an engrossing tale that is hard to stop reading.” Lecture & reading will take place on February 11, 4:30PM–6:00PM, at the Stokes Auditorium at Haverford. For more information, click here.

DR MUTTER’S MARVELS makes New York Times Best Seller List for Third Month!

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Cristin is thrilled & overwhelmed with the news that her nonfiction book, Dr Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, has made The New York Times Best Seller List for a third month. And in its third month on the list, Dr Mutter’s Marvels had its highest ranking yet: coming in at #6 for Books on Health for Decemeber. For the complete list, please click here. And HUGE THANKS to everyone who bought the book in December: for the themselves, for their book club or for people they love (or want to creep out!) on their holiday list!

DR MUTTER’S MARVELS Makes Seven “BEST OF 2014″ Lists

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Cristin is humbled & honored the seven different publications named Dr Mütter’s Marvels as one of their “Best Books of 2014.” Amazon.com named it as one of their Best Science Books of 2014, as did NPR’s Science Friday, US trade publication Library Journal and the UK newspaper The Guardian. The Onion’s AV Club named it one of their best books of 2014, noting “The book is ceaselessly interesting but not showy, and Aptowicz expertly paints the scenes with broad brushstrokes and tiny details. It’s a nearly perfect piece of non-fiction.” School Library Journal named it one of 2014′s Best Adult Books 4 Teens, noting, “Dr. Mütter’s larger-than-life, showman’s personality and incredible medical advancements pair thrillingly with Aptowicz’s enthusiastic writing to deliver many unbelievable facts that readers will need to share with friends.” And lastly, NJ’s own Asbury Park Press named it the Best Book of the Year, noting “A truly Philadelphian saga deftly told by City of Brotherly Love native Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is a comprehensive and engaging biography of 19th-century surgeon, teacher and author Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter. Best known these days as the founding force behind the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Mütter was essential at shaping the course of medicine in innumerable ways, and Aptowicz navigates his too-short and highly influential life expertly.”

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