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Anatomy

By: Dana Schwartz
Narrated by: Mhairi Morrison,Tim Campbell
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This audiobook includes a bonus interview with the author.

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

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Dana Schwartz’s Anatomy: A Love Story is a gothic tale full of mystery and romance.

Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry.

Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die.

When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham’s lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books—she’ll need corpses to study.

Lucky that she’s made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living, then.

But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares—until Hazel.

Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.

©2022 Dana Schwartz (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*

*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*

*A REESE'S YA BOOK CLUB PICK*

"Irreverent, intelligent and smart, Dana Schwartz is one of the brightest of the next generation of young writers."—Neil Gaiman, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

"Schwartz's magical novel is at once gripping and tender, and the intricate plot is engrossing as the reader tries to solve the mystery. She doesn't miss a beat in either the characterization or action, scattering clues with a delicate, precise hand. This is, in the end, the story of the anatomy of the human heart."—Booklist (starred review) 

"...an intimate look at how society decides who is worth healing and who is worth exploiting in the name of science."—Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books 

Dear Listener,

What was my favorite part about writing this story?
"I fell in love with Edinburgh the first time I visited: I had just graduated college and was trying to see as much of Europe as I could as cheaply as possible with a friend from high school before we had to settle down and enter the real world. We both gasped when the cab bringing us to our hostel turned a corner and revealed the hill of the Royal Mile—it was lit golden by afternoon sun, narrow stone buildings stacked on top of each other. It looked like something out of a fairy tale. It was magical. My favorite part of writing Anatomy was getting to live in that world for a little while—Edinburgh, but the most magical version of it, a version of hidden hallways and lonely castles and ballrooms, and, yes, gristly surgical theaters. I tried to realize that world as fully as possible in the book, to make it as fun for the reader to inhabit as it was for me." – Dana Schwartz, writer of Anatomy

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Loves it!

I love the author's pod cast and couldn't wait for the book to come out. I was not disappointed.

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Fantastic Story

I love Dana Swartz's podcast, Noble Blood. She did just as great of a job on this book as she does with each episode of her podcast. I loved everything about this audiobook and can't wait to give it to my daughters to read and listen to.

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Great book

I follow Dana’s podcast and Twitter and her book is just as great as all the other stuff she does! The book had a distinct plot within a Bridgerton era. I finished the audio book pretty much in one day it was so interesting. Definitely would recommend.

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Only know of Dana from Twitter...

And this was the best book by a random person I follow on Twitter that I've listened to all year

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Wonderful

Sang to the teen goth girl in me. I’m a 32 yr old mortician now and this book was a dream. Moody and quick. 1800s Scotland + surgery + body snatching + romance = 5 stars. Very fun and sweet at its (still or beating) heart.

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Love it!

Well done Dana! I’ve been a fan for a long time (dedicated Hysteria and Noble Blood listener) and I was so excited to see this pop up in my library after I pre-ordered! Of course, I finished it over the weekend. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

I love the “almost historical” aspect, that it’s close enough to be believable, but that it is definitely fiction. A fun twist and great for anyone who likes historical and/or medical fiction.

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Yes. Read it.

Read this book. Listen to the Noble Blood Podcast. Dana Schwartz is an amazing story teller!

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Really hope there is a sequel!

Greatly enjoyed this book. The ending was a little more bittersweet than I would like, and I’m really hoping for more with Hazel and Jack.

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great listen!

I loved the book, adored the main character, AND the voice actors were excellent! dark enough for my weird soul but uplifting!

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A Must Read!

This book is amazing and well written. I love Dana and her podcast and now this book! The narration was lovely too!!

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