The True Story of a Mother's Battle with a Killer Microbe
by Mary Heersink
E. coli 0157 is a powerful human drama about a mother waging a desperate battle for her child's life after he becomes infected with a deadly bacteria.
This gripping story details not only Mary's courageous fight to help her son survive, but also her encounters with ineffective government agencies and a greed-driven industry that eventually lead her to found S.T.O.P. (Safe Tables Our Priority), a grassroots organization.
"Stirring medical melodrama with a serious purpose."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Will make readers think twice before sinking their
teeth into their next hamburger."
— Publishers Weekly
"Required reading for those who have an interest and
stake in the battle against E. coli."
— Food Protection Inside Report
*Reader's Digest Condensed Books Today's Best Non-fiction
*Japanese rights sold to Hayakama Publishing
*Norwegian rights sold to Fredhois Forlag
*Interviewed on CNN, ABC News, CBS This Morning and Maury Povich
*Featured in Redbook and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 316 pages
LC# 96-68927, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-143-1 (hc), $22.95