We all know someone who has suffered a heart attack. But, howoften do we learn the intimate, potentially life-saving details thataccompany coronary disease?In The Sanctuary of Illness, Thomas Larson (The Memoir and theMemoirist; The Saddest Music Ever Written) gives a powerful andpersonal inside tour of what happens when our arteries fail. Hechronicles the three heart attacks in five years that he survived, and the emergency surgeries that saved his life each time. Slowly waking up to thegenetic legacy and dangerous diet that pushed him to the brink, hereveals a path to healing that he and his partner, Suzanna, discoveredtogether. Told with urgency and sensitivity, The Sanctuary of Illness isa subtle reminder that heart disease seldom affects just one heart.