I got an advance reader's edition of FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL by Sheri Fink at the BEA Buzz Panel. The presentation by her editor Vanessa Mobley led me to instruct Trusty Minion Lizz to grab this one first.
I'm pretty sure this book will be on my year-end list of sox-knockers, and I'm only up to page 152 so far.
Here are a couple things to know:
1. I've had to stop reading it in public places like on the train to DC and the hotel breakfast cafe cause it's embarrassing to start weeping in public.
2. It made me want to learn to fly helicopters.
3. It made me want to take up triage as a profession.
4: "Green stood up and walked over to another patient. She couldn't stand to watch this lady die on the ground, in a parking garage, in an American city, because nobody came to get her. She didn't want to know this lady's name."