On Tour 01/04/22-02/28/22 “The Lobotomist’s Wife” by Samantha Greene Woodruff

Release Date: February 1, 2022

About The Book:

An enthralling historical novel of a compassionate and relentless woman, a cutting-edge breakthrough in psychiatry, and a nightmare in the making.

Since her brother took his life after WWI, Ruth Emeraldine has had one goal: to help those suffering from mental illness. Then she falls in love with charismatic Robert Apter—a brilliant doctor championing a radical new treatment, the lobotomy. Ruth believes in it as a miracle treatment and in Robert as its genius pioneer. But as her husband spirals into deluded megalomania, Ruth can’t ignore her growing suspicions. Robert is operating on patients recklessly, often with horrific results. And a vulnerable young mother, Margaret Baxter, is poised to be his next victim.

Margaret can barely get out of bed, let alone care for her infant. When Dr. Apter diagnoses her with the baby blues and proposes a lobotomy, she believes the procedure is her only hope. Only Ruth can save her—and scores of others—from the harrowing consequences of Robert’s ambitions.

Inspired by a shocking chapter in medical history, The Lobotomist’s Wife is a galvanizing novel of a woman fighting against the most grievous odds, of ego, and of the best intentions gone horribly awry.

About The Author:

Samantha Greene Woodruff has a BA in history from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. She spent most of her career telling stories to executives at MTV Networks as the senior vice president of strategy and business development and, subsequently, audience research for the Nickelodeon Kids & Family Group. After leaving corporate life, she pursued her varied passions, teaching yoga, cooking, and taking classes at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. It was here that she combined her multifaceted background with her wild imagination and passion for history, reading, and writing. The Lobotomist’s Wife is her first historical fiction novel, and she is already at work on her next book. Sam lives in southern Connecticut with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Social Media: 

Website: https://www.samanthawoodruff.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/samgwoodruffauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samantha.woodruff.129

Book Blurbs: 

The Lobotomist’s Wife shines a light onto an underreported but fascinating aspect of medical history. Both tense and informative, this is a timely story not only of hubris and ambition, but also of empathy and the search for truth.”—Elise Hooper, author of Fast Girls

“Based on extraordinary real-life events, The Lobotomist’s Wife is a riveting and impressive debut that had me in its grasp from the very first page. Samantha Greene Woodruff has crafted a suspenseful tale of good intentions gone awry that features an indomitable heroine who finds her strength and voice in the midst of harrowing circumstances. I simply could not put it down.” —Paulette Kennedy, author of Parting the Veil

“In her stunning debut, Samantha Greene Woodruff explores the fascinating world of mid century mental health treatments with deft attention to rich historical detail and memorable characters who carry the story with heart and heft. Woodruff has skillfully crafted a novel with an artfully structured second story line, a propulsive ending, and an underlying theme so relevant to the struggles of the modern day. I absolutely loved this novel and can’t wait to see what she does next!” —Susie Orman Schnall, author of We Came Here to Shine

“Woodruff easily pulls the reader into this story of a gifted man with the best of intentions slowly spinning out of control, and the woman who loves him gradually realizing that he must be stopped. Carefully researched and detailed, The Lobotomist’s Wife emerges as a strong cautionary tale about the madness of power gone unchecked. A skillful debut!” — Shana Abé, New York Times bestselling author of The Second Mrs. Astor

Bloggers On Tour:

Jan. 4th – Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews  

Jan. 5th – Bookishly Becky https://instagram.com/bookishlybecky

Jan. 7th- Mrs Boom Reads https://instagram.com/mrsboomreads 

Jan. 7th- She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

Jan. 10th- Bookworm Struggles  https://instagram.com/bookworm.struggles

Jan. 12th -The Page Ladies https://instagram.com/jacleomik33

Jan. 13th- Reading With Remy https://instagram.com/readingwithremy

Jan. 14th-Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Jan. 17th-Reader Mama https://instagram.com/reader_mama

Jan. 18th- Bookoholic Cafe https://instagram.com/bookoholiccafe

Jan. 21st- Gwendalyn Books https://instagram.com/gwendalyn_books_

Jan. 22nd- Reading Is My Remedy https://instagram.com/reading_is_my_remedy

Jan. 24th – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

Jan. 28th- Laura’s Next Chapter https://instagram.com/laurasnextchapter

Jan. 28th – Bryant Park Books https://instagram.com/bryantparkbooks

Jan. 31st- Books And Beabulls https://instagram.com/books_and_beabulls

Feb. 1st-  Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

Feb. 2nd- Reading With Nicole https://instagram.com/reading_with_nicole

Feb. 3rd-Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

Feb. 3rd – Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com


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Feb. 11th- Smashley Reads-  https://instagram.com/smashley.reads

Feb. 12th- Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks 

Feb. 15th- Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

Feb. 17th- ML Book Love https://instagram.com/mlbooklove

Feb. 20th- Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Feb. 26th- Its All About The Thrill https://instagram.com/itsallaboutthethrill

Feb. 28th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

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