Date(s) - 02/06/2014
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
RLPL-Bottom Shelf Room
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Books are selected based on availability of copies for the entire group, suitability for discussion, and interest to the group. Each type of genre and literary form is considered in terms of its own excellence and the audience for which it is intended. Suggestions from readers are welcome.
This book discussion is open to everyone interested in sharing their reading experience with others. A long-term commitment is not required.
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm in the Bottom Shelf Room.
Five Days At Memorial bu Sheri Fink
Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina– and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Fink unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.