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Martin Library Adults Harper Biography (Text) 33454005732185 Atrium On Holds Shelf -
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults HARPER Biography (Text) 34318001180625 Adult Area New Checked Out 05/05/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525537380
  • ISBN: 0525537384
  • Physical Description: xiv, 284 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Michele: a wing and a prayer -- Dr. Harper: the view from here -- Baby Doe: born perfect -- Erik: violent behavior alter -- Dominic: body of evidence -- Jeremiah: cradle and all -- In the name of honor -- Joshua: under contract -- Paul: murda, murda -- Sitting with Olivia -- Jenny and Mary: what falls away -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"A series of connected personal stories drawn from the author's life and work as an ER doctor that explores how we are all broken--physically, emotionally, and psychically--and what we can do to heal ourselves as we try to heal others"-- Provided by publisher.
Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in an abusive family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn't move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman. In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken--physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.
Subject: Harper, Michele.
Emergency physicians > United States > Biography.
African American women > United States > Biography.
African American women physicians > Biography.
Genre: Personal Narrative.
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