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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...
- Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 14.95
Carolyn Jourdan, an attorney on Capitol Hill, thought she had it made. But when her mother has a heart attack, she returns home?to the Tennessee mountains, where her father is a country doctor and her mother works as his receptionist. Jourdan offers to fill in for her mother until she gets better. But days turn into weeks as she trades her suits... more...
- Picador 2015; US$ 26.99
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK SELECTION ? A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE BOOK SELECTION One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans When Damon Tweedy... more...
- Howard Books 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99
Bestselling authors of Life is Short (No Pun Intended) and stars of TLC?s The Little Couple return with an inspirational book that encourages readers to reach for their dreams, no matter what obstacles they may face. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have faced some big challenges in their lives. On the way to becoming a preeminent neonatologist... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 35.99
***AS FEATURED ON NPR'S TALK OF THE NATION *** Imagine the worst thing in the world. Picture it. Construct it, carefully and deliberately in your mind. Be careful not to omit anything. Imagine it happening to you, to the people you love. Imagine the worst thing in the world. Now try not to think about it. This is what it is like... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
Heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is a Palestinian doctor's inspiring account of his extraordinary life, growing up in poverty but determined to treat his patients in Gaza and Israel regardless of their ethnic origin. A London University- and Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow Divers , Robert Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns with another thrilling adventure?the stunning true story of one man?s heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.00
Five years ago Jane Stern was a walking encyclopedia of panic attacks, depression, and hypochondria. Her marriage of more than thirty years was suffering, and she was virtually immobilized by fear and anxiety. As the daughter of parents who both died before she was thirty, Stern was terrified of illness and death, and despite the fact that her acclaimed... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor?s examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she?s tall, skinny, and weak. It?s four o?clock, and she hasn?t been allowed to eat anything all day. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. She's about to suggest open-heart surgery on her child to "get... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 16.00
His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring of 1997, he had his first stroke. For two years Lemon coped with his deteriorating health by sinking deeper into alcohol and drug abuse. His... more...