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Road to Wellville: a novel

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Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor, too much. Eleanor is a health nut of the first stripe, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek Spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, poor Will goes too. So begins T. Coraghessan Boyle's wickedly comic look at turn-of-the-century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives--or the profit to be had from manufacturing it. Brimming with a Dickensian cast of characters and laced with wildly wonderful plot twists, Jane Smiley in the New York Times Book Review called The Road to Wellville "A marvel, enjoyable from beginning to end."
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subject_facet Battle Creek (Mich.) -- Fiction, Health resorts -- Michigan -- Battle Creek -- Fiction, Humourous stories, Kellogg, John Harvey, -- 1852-1943 -- Fiction, Vegetarianism -- Fiction
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title_full Road to Wellville : a novel / T. Coraghessan Boyle
title_short Road to Wellville :
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topic_facet Health resorts, Kellogg, John Harvey, Vegetarianism