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Kirsten Menger-Anderson's Books

Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain
Oct.21.2008
In 1664 Dr. Olaf van Schuler flees the Old World and arrives in New Amsterdam with his lunatic mother, two bags of medical implements, and a carefully guarded book of his own medicines. He is the first in what will become a long line of peculiar physicians. Plagued by madness and guided by an intense desire to cure human affliction, each generation of this unusual family is driven...
Southwest Review: "The Baquet"
Jun.06.2004
"The Baquet" is a short story set in 1850 in New York City. It concerns a young boy and his relationship with a miraculous healer, the Fool.