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The care of strangers / Ellen Michaelson.

Michaelson, Ellen (author).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F MIC (Text) 37521530998477 AMPL Adult New Fiction Shelf Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC MIC (Text) 39230032145268 Adult New Books Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC MICHAELSON (Text) 32826014284574 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781612198682
  • ISBN: 1612198686
  • Physical Description: 209 pages ; 18 cm
  • Edition: First Melville House Printing.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Melville House, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
The Care of Strangers is a moving story about friendship set in a gritty Brooklyn hospital, where a young woman learns to take charge of her life by taking care of others. Working as an orderly in a gritty Brooklyn public hospital, Sima is often reminded by her superiors that she's the least important person there. An immigrant who, with her mother, escaped vicious anti-Semitism in Poland, she spends her shifts transporting patients, observing the doctors and residents ... and quietly nurturing her aspirations to become a doctor herself by going to night school. Now just one credit short of graduating, she finds herself faltering in the face of pressure from her mother not to overreach, and to settle for the life she has now. Everything changes when Sima encounters Mindy Kahn, an intern doctor struggling through her residency. Sensing a fellow outsider in need of support, Sima bonds with Mindy over their patients, and learns the power of truly letting yourself care for another person, helping to give her the courage to face her past, and take control of her future. A moving story about vulnerability and friendship, The Care of Strangers is the story of one woman's discovery that sometimes interactions with strangers are the best way to find yourself.
Target Audience Note:
General Adult. Baker & Taylor.
Awards Note:
Winner of the 2019 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize.
Subject: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Hospitals > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Women immigrants > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Friendship.
Genre: Fiction.
Novels.

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