The Seeds We Sow

by Alan B. Gazzaniga



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/16/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781553695325

About the Book

In Gazzaniga's first novel, "Seeds For All Seasons", Timothy Graves, while a student at Harvard Medical School, donates his sperm in an effort to supplement his meager income. after completing his training he stays on at Harvard and becomes a world-reknown neurosurgeon. After his only son dies of a cerebral aneurysm, Tim learns that his sperm was used without his permission for artificial insemination. As he tries to track down his offspring, he discovers that they all have died of cerebral aneurysms, all of them, that is, except the son of the notorious Boston organized crime leader Tony Santori. Tim operates on the gangster's son and saves his life, but subsequently Dr. Timothy Graves and his girlfriend are killed in a car crash.

"The Seeds We Sow" is a follow-up to "Seeds For All Seasons" and explores the complexities of the ethnic groups that are so much a part of Boston. Sean Connors, a Southie crook, wants to wipe out the Italian gangsters, especially Tony Santori and his brother Gianni. To this end he is willing to act as an FBI informant. As the Boston Police Department and various government agencies close in on the Santori empire, the threat of Sean Connors in addition to the Santoris' nephew, who has become a government witness against his uncles, brings things to a head. "The Seeds We Sow" uses familiar characters and introduces new faces to continue the saga of betrayal and corruption within and outside of organized crime.

About the Author

Alan B. Gazzaniga was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Glendale, California. He went to Glendale High School where he excelled in sports and academics. He entered Dartmouth College in 1954 and subsequently became an academic All-American football player. He graduated from Harvard Medical school in 1961 and received his cardiac and pediatric heart surgery training at the Peter bent Brigham and Children's hospital Boston Mass. His great grandfather immigrated from Italy and was a shoemaker in Marlboro, Mass. where Alan's father was born. His dad became a colon and rectal surgeon in Los Angeles and founded the Ross-Loss medical clinic in 1932 with seven other doctors. Alan's grandfather on his mother's side was a well known and pioneer plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. Alan built a large practice in Orange County specializing in pediatric and adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. In 2000 he was voted the outstanding physician of the year. He currently is retired and lives in Santa Ana, California with his wife Sheila. They have four children and three are physicians and the other is studying for her Ph.D. in English literature at Cornell. This is Dr. Gazzaniga's second novel. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine.

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