In the early 1900s, wealthy Seattle timber merchant Marshall Alfredson financed Dr. Evan McGrath’s visions for a world-class hospital, setting in motion 100 years of unrequited animosities between the families despite the worthiness of the goal that connected them. McGrath paid for his answered prayer with a pledge to relinquish pursuit of Alfredson’s daughter, Olivia. Current-day Alfredson Medical Center continues to enjoy a proud reputation, but in the background the founding families continue their feud: the Alfredsons pondering the future of the hospital in the face of tempting offers to sell out, and the McGraths struggling to maintain the highest standards of health care for any patient in need. Evan’s great-grandson Dr. Tyler McGrath, a dedicated pediatric cancer specialist, is facing pressure from his father to take over the administration while his marriage teeters and the hospital is threatened by an infectious outbreak. Alfredson descendant Lorna Simpson seeks to chronicle family history even as the clan gathers to vote on the hospital’s fate. Kalla, writer and ER physician, offers a saga of family secrets, hospital intrigue, and tangled relationships. --Vanessa Bush
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“A multilayered story of the human side of medicine, told with a physician’s authority and an irresistible sense of drama. Daniel Kalla deftly portrays the triumph and heartbreak of life-or-death matters.”—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author, on Of Flesh and Blood
“A family saga set in the world of medicine; it’s full of twists and turns and long-brewing feuds. Daniel Kalla, a worthy successor of Robin Cook, shows as deft a hand in penning this compelling tale as he no doubt does in the operating room.”—Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author, on Of Flesh and Blood
“Daniel Kalla has the medical drama sewn up in Of Flesh and Blood: high-voltage suspense and rich characters, many of whom feel like they live next door to you.”—Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author
“Part thriller, part romance, part multigenerational saga, Daniel Kalla delivers an utterly compelling and emotionally gripping tale of one family’s crisis and redemption that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—Julia London, New York Times bestselling author, on Of Flesh and Blood
“For a satisfying, technically brilliant, emotionally draining roller-coaster ride of a read you’ll do no better than Of Flesh and Blood.”—Patrick Taylor, MD, New York Times bestselling author of An Irish Country Doctor