MAKING the ROUNDS
Defying Norms in Love and Medicine
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“An honest, heart-rending memoir about finding oneself.”
“The author writes with a sense of blunt reality and warm humanity…The struggles, deeply felt emotions, and coming-of-age triumphs make this memoir touching and personal, and it will stir reflection in those who read it.”
About the Book
Release Date: October 11, 2022
Order from Ingram Publishing Services, Baker and Taylor, and Overdrive
Formats: Print, eBook, Audiobook
Defying expectations of a woman growing up in Arizona in the 1960s, Patricia Grayhall fled Phoenix at nineteen for the vibrant streets of San Francisco, determined to finally come out as a lesbian after years of trying to be a “normal” girl. Her dream of becoming a physician drew her back to college in Arizona, and then on to medical school in conservative Salt Lake City.
A chronicle of coming of age during second-wave feminism and striving to have both love and career as a gay medical doctor, Making the Rounds is a well-paced and deeply humanizing memoir of what it means to seek belonging and love—and to find them, in the most surprising ways.
Where to Buy
February 1, 2023
Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Book Talk
6:30 - 8 pm PST
12601 76th Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98178
Robin Tyler, producer, activist, comic
“Making the Rounds is a fast-paced, inspiring, and accessible true story of a young lesbian’s struggle to enter the male-dominated profession of medicine in the ‘70s while concurrently learning, through a series of heartbreaking and endearing encounters, to be her authentic self in a loving relationship with another woman. I highly recommend this book—a great read exploring issues that are as relevant today as ever.”