Author Michelle Izmaylov

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About the Author


Dr. Michelle Izmaylov is a physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is an author of four novels and more recently a writer of creative nonfiction which explores narrative medicine. She received first place in the 2016 national Gold-Hope Tang, MD Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest for her essay “Your Soul is Not Concrete.” Her medical essays have been published widely in journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and Journal of General Internal Medicine.



Author: Michelle Izmaylov

Print ISBN: 9781939865526

E-Book ISBN:  9781939865533

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Release Date 06/15/2013

Konstantin opens his door to the frantic calls for help by a young man carrying his bleeding and badly beaten granddaughter, Sophia. The old man’s long-suppressed hatred of Germans boils to the surface. Soldiers of the Third Reich murdered Sophia’s father during World War II, leaving an unresolved wound in his heart. Seeing Sophia, his only reason for living, crumpled in the arms of a German man triggers a seething demand for vengeance long denied.

Sophia’s grandfather draws on his wealth of military knowledge to target the boy whose only crime is his blood heritage. Seen uniquely though the eyes of the irrational man, we experience the violence of a vigilante blinded by hatred. Can he find peace? Will revenge destroy the innocent, including the granddaughter he so loves?



Authors: Nike & Michelle Izmaylov

Hardback ISBN: 9781629898674

Paperback ISBN: 9781629898681

eBook ISBN: 9781629898698

Genre: Magical Realism

Release Date 02/05/2018

Two weeks before graduation, a high school class gathers to celebrate a far more momentous occasion: one of their very own, Grace Tod, has donated her soul. Most applaud her sacrifice; after all, a finite number of souls exist in their world, and without a soul donation no new children can be born. But Leah knows “soul donation” is just sugar-coating suicide, and Tally is terrified her best friend Hannah may decide to make a donation next. Concern also grows in pockets among the adult world. Dr. Lira, a physician who runs one of the soul recycling clinics, risks his life and career to try talking his patients out of soul donation—until he’s caught for nearly deterring a patient from making a donation. The recycling clinics have quotas to meet, after all. 

In this interwoven story told from many voices and perspectives, each person must confront the societal laws that decide humanity’s fate. Some choose to stand up to the authorities against their own family and friends. Others say this is just the way of the world. And still others hide themselves away in distractions or cloak their discomfort in caring for those around them. Yet all ultimately arrive at the same final door.


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