Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday; Healer

 

This event spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Hosted by: Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Here is my pick:


Healer; Carol Cassella
September - Simon and Schuster

I was a huge fan of this author's first book: Oxygen, so I am excited that another book will soon be released. (From Amazon website........

Claire is at the start of her medical career when she falls in love with Addison Boehning, a biochemist with blazing genius and big dreams. A complicated pregnancy deflects Claire’s professional path, and she is forced to drop out of her residency. Soon thereafter Addison invents a simple blood test for ovarian cancer, and his biotech start-up lands a fortune. Overnight the Boehnings are catapulted into a financial and social tier they had never anticipated or sought: they move into a gracious Seattle home and buy an old ranch in the high desert mountains of eastern Washington, and Claire drifts away from medicine to become a full-time wife and mother. Then Addison gambles everything on a cutting-edge cancer drug, and when the studies go awry, their comfortable life is swept away. Claire and her daughter, Jory, move to a dilapidated ranch house in rural Hallum, where Claire has to find a job until Addison can salvage his discredited lab. Her only offer for employment comes from a struggling public health clinic, but Claire gets more than a second chance at medicine when she meets Miguela, a bright Nicaraguan immigrant and orphan of the contra war who has come to the United States on a secret quest to find the family she has lost. As their friendship develops, a new mystery unfolds that threatens to destroy Claire’s family and forces her to question what it truly means to heal.

Healer exposes the vulnerabilities of the American family, provoking questions of choice versus fate, desire versus need, and the duplicitous power of money.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds good! I should just stop reading your WOW posts; they almost always end up costing me money. :)

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  2. This book sounds really very good. I do hope you will do a review of it soon.

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  3. From the title I was imaginining something else along the lines of spiritual healing, but this sounds good too.

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  4. This does sound good. Her first book, Oxygen, is on my TBR List.

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  5. Sounds good. Adding to my TBR. Also, got to check out Oxygen...

    This week I am waiting on Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

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  6. Sounds good and the cover is just gorgeous!

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  7. This one sounds excellent! I love rich psychological dramas, so I am pretty sure I would like this book!

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  8. I am really loving the sound of this book and that flower...hmmm gorgeous!

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  9. Ooh, this one sounds wonderful and exciting! I love books about families and the obstacles they must endure (and conquer!).

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/waiting-on-wednesday-19/

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  10. Ooh! I came across Oxygen in the secondhand bookshop the other day and loved the sound of it. It went straight onto my TBR list. This one sounds great too. A new author for me to look out for :-)

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  11. Sounds intriguing! Nice pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  12. This sounds very intriguing! Thanks for sharing it, I never would have heard of it! My WoW is here.

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  13. This does sound good. I still have Oxygen on my shelf waiting for me. I wonder if the author has a medical background? I need to look at my book and read the book jacket.

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  14. This sounds really good and I haven't heard of it. It will definitely be going on my list!

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  15. Thanks for sharing this one. It looks good.

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  16. Healer sounds so great....nice to meet a fellow UK blogger

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  17. Great one! It sounds really good and what a pretty cover.

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  18. You're always finding the most interesting books!

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  19. I just heard something about Oxygen the other day. Both of these are going on my list...!

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