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Road to Wellville: a novel

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Publisher:
Viking,
Pub. Date:
1993.
Language:
English
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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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9780140167184
9780670843343
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Grouping Title road to wellville
Grouping Author boyle t coraghessan
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-17 04:34:05AM

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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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