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The Gatekeeper
Jennifer Vanderbes
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Iowa Workshop graduate, former NYPL Cullman Fellow, and author of EASTER ISLAND, Jennifer Vanderbes's THE GATEKEEPER, the story of Dr. Frances O. Kelsey, who, in 1962, exposed the dangers of Thalidomide and, with the help of two other formidable female doctors and a handful of intrepid citizens around the globe, saved the nation from the greatest medical catastrophe of the ...more
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Jennifer Vanderbes received her B.A. in English Literature from Yale and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her first novel, Easter Island, was named a "best book of 2003" by the Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor and was translated into 16 languages. Her second novel, Strangers at the Feast, was called "a thriller that also raises
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