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Immune: a Journey into the Mysterious System that Keeps You Alive

Philipp Dettmer - 2021
    Your head hurts. You're mildly annoyed as you get the kids ready for school and dress for work yourself. Meanwhile, an epic war is being fought, just below your skin. Millions are fighting and dying for you to be able to complain as you head out the door.So what, exactly, is your immune system?Second only to the human brain in its complexity, it is one of the oldest and most critical facets of life on Earth. Without it, you would die within days. In Immune, Philipp Dettmer, the brains behind the most popular science channel on YouTube, takes readers on a journey through the fortress of the human body and its defenses. There is a constant battle of staggering scale raging within us, full of stories of invasion, strategy, defeat, and noble self-sacrifice. In fact, in the time you've been reading this, your immune system has probably identified and eradicated a cancer cell that started to grow in your body.Each chapter delves into an element of the immune system, including defenses like antibodies and inflammation as well as threats like bacteria, allergies, and cancer, as Dettmer reveals why boosting your immune system is actually nonsense, how parasites sneak their way past your body's defenses, how viruses work, and what goes on in your wounds when you cut yourself.Enlivened by engaging graphics and immersive descriptions, Immune turns one of the most intricate, interconnected, and confusing subjects—immunology—into a gripping adventure through an astonishing alien landscape. Immune is a vital and remarkably fun crash course in what is arguably, and increasingly, the most important system in the body.

Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS

Michael Rosen - 2021
    Soon he was struggling to breathe, and then he was admitted to hospital, suffering from coronavirus as the nation teetered on the edge of a global pandemic. What followed was months on the wards: six weeks in an induced coma, and many more weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved Michael's life, and then got him back on his feet. Throughout Michael's stay in intensive care, a notebook lay at the end of his bed, where the nurses who cared for him wrote letters of hope and support. Embarking on the long road to recovery, Michael was soon ready to start writing about his near-death experience.Combining stunning new prose poems by one of Britain's best loved poets and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, doctors and wife Emma-Louise Williams, this is a beautiful book about love, life and the NHS. Featuring original illustrations by Chris Riddell, each page celebrates the power of community, the importance of kind gestures in dark times, and the indomitable spirits of the people who keep us well.

Emotional Female

Yumiko Kadota - 2021
    A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put 'knife before life', knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career.But if the punishing hours in surgery weren't hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon navigating a male-dominated specialty. She was regularly left to carry out complex procedures without senior surgeons' oversight; she was called all sorts of things, from 'emotional' to 'too confident'; and she was expected to work a relentless on-call roster - sometimes seventy hours a week or more - to prove herself.Eventually it was too much and Yumiko quit.Emotional Female is her account of what it was like to train in the Australian public hospital system, and what made her walk away.Yumiko Kadota is a voice for her generation when it comes to burnout and finding the resilience to rebuild after suffering a physical, emotional and existential breakdown. This is a brave, honest and unflinching work from a major new talent.

Redeeming The Rose (Gilded Knights, #1)

Emilia Finn - 2021
    People hurt people, and often, they die. Even as a paramedic, I can’t save everyone, but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna try.My baby sister was a sick child. Her illnesses were the reason I chose the career I did, but her innocence and fragility also made me a man who refuses to let her live her life without my guiding hand.My overbearing protectiveness wasn’t an issue until Nadia Reynolds pointed out my toxic ways.Nadia is honest to a fault, independent to the point of giving me heart palpitations, and so blindingly beautiful, she tempts me to let my sister live her life so I can pursue my own happily ever after.But to do that, I need to let go of the grievances of my past. Unfortunately, they don’t center solely around my sister’s cancer. With secrets, lies, fortunes, middle-of-the-night intruders, and meddling families abound, I’m left with only two choices: let go of the past and trust, or push on, knowing I could lose those I love the most.Trigger Warning: The hero of this book is a medical professional, and there are mentions of traumatic injury and death due to his profession. Reader discretion is advised.*****The Gilded Knights Series takes place - chronologically - after Checkmate, but before Stacked Deck. But this book and series can be read as a complete standalone.

Doctor Scandalous

J. Saman - 2021
    I've been dreading this reunion since we graduated high school ten years ago.So why am I here, standing outside the door like the eternal wallflower I am?I'd say it's because my younger sister browbeat me into it, but the truth is, I'm tired of being a nobody. Of never taking a risk with myself and my life.And...well...maybe I'm also hoping to see him.The tall, insanely gorgeous man walking my way now. Oliver Fritz is regarded as one Boston's sexiest doctors. I know him as the former god of our school. The one every girl wanted, and every guy wanted to be.The one as unhappy to be here as I am.That's when he makes the proposal I've always dreamed of. Only, this one is fake. On bended knee, he places a ring on my finger and proposes we brave this reunion together, with me as his fake fiancée. But when our wild and steamy night ends in scandal, we're forced to make a deal.He gives me what I need, and in return I stay his fake fiancée, so he doesn't lose face with the media who love him or his sick mother. Should be easy, right? Just a few months pretending to be engaged to one of Boston's most notorious billionaire bachelors. What could go wrong?Turns out everything.DOCTOR SCANDALOUS is a 100k word SUPER steamy, laugh out loud, full on romance that will hit you straight in the feels! It is a standalone in a brand new series about Boston's hottest billionaire doctors and the women they fall head over heels for!

Operation: Healing Angel (Shepherd Security Book 9)

Margaret Kay - 2021

The Seven Ages of Death: A Forensic Pathologist’s Journey Through Life

Richard Shepherd - 2021
    Each autopsy is its own unique investigation, providing evidence of how, through life, the risks to us ebb and flow. From old to young, from murder to misadventure, and from illness to accidental death, each body has taught him something: about human development, about mortality, about its owner's life story, about justice and even about himself.From the bestselling author of Unnatural Causes comes a powerful, moving, endlessly fascinating and above all reassuring book about death as it touches our own lives - how to understand it, how best to postpone it, and, when our time comes (as it must come), how to embrace it, as the last great adventure on our journey through life.

Saving Sophia

Jenna Gunn - 2021
    behind her name...Is the last person I need to be fixated on.I need to channel that kind of energy into fighting wildfires.Not fighting my need to own her.I’m jacked enough as is.The medical discharge that ended my career as a Navy Trauma Surgeon…And all the B.S. of trying to reinvent myself in this small town is more than enough headache.But when I realize she’s the one trapped inside the burning, collapsed building…All bets are off.Even if I have to tear the world apart with my bare hands I will save her.And she will be mine.Regardless of the fact that I’m her boss. Or that she's hiding a giant secret...Saving Sophia will check all of your boxes for steam and action from the moment you meet the handsome but damaged mountain man doctor fireman, Liam Strong. This standalone book kicks off the new Eden Mountain Firefighters collection. No cheating, no cliffhanger. And the best HEA you'll read all year!Doctor Fireman's Secret Baby Romance

Christmas with my Irish Boss: A Doctor's Christmas Romance

K.C. Crowne - 2021
    Come see me at my office and close the door.”Aiden's the doctor of every women's dreams.Tall. Gorgeous. And a sexy confidence.I've had my eyes set on the Irish heartthrob since I can remember.But my childhood neighbor next door is now my insanely hot boss...And strict office rules forbid relationships."You asked for me, Boss?"Aiden walks closer to me, with a serious look on his face."I need you to be honest with me, Cara. Do you feel anything between us? Because I've been dying to taste your lips  under the mistletoe."Dear Santa,This year I'd like to be on the top of your naughty list.Yours Truly,Cara

The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

Brian Alexander - 2021
    Americans are dying sooner, and living in poorer health. Alexander argues that no plan will solve America’s health crisis until the deeper causes of that crisis are addressed. Bryan, Ohio's hospital, is losing money, making it vulnerable to big health systems seeking domination and Phil Ennen, CEO, has been fighting to preserve its independence. Meanwhile, Bryan, a town of 8,500 people in Ohio’s northwest corner, is still trying to recover from the Great Recession. As local leaders struggle to address the town’s problems, and the hospital fights for its life amid a rapidly consolidating medical and hospital industry, a 39-year-old diabetic literally fights for his limbs, and a 55-year-old contractor lies dying in the emergency room. With these and other stories, Alexander strips away the wonkiness of policy to reveal Americans’ struggle for health against a powerful system that’s stacked against them, but yet so fragile it blows apart when the pandemic hits. Culminating with COVID-19, this book offers a blueprint for how we created the crisis we're in.

What Doesn't Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness - Lessons from a Body in Revolt

Tessa Miller - 2021
    At first, she toughed it out through searing pain, taking sick days from work, unable to leave the bathroom or her bed. But when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital—beginning a yearslong nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better.Today, an astonishing three in five adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease—a percentage expected to rise post-Covid. Whether the illness is arthritis, asthma, Crohn's, diabetes, endometriosis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, or any other incurable illness, and whether the sufferer is a colleague, a loved one, or you, these diseases have an impact on just about every one of us. Yet there remains an air of shame and isolation about the topic of chronic sickness. Millions must endure these disorders not only physically but also emotionally, balancing the stress of relationships and work amid the ever-present threat of health complications.Miller segues seamlessly from her dramatic personal experiences into a frank look at the cultural realities (medical, occupational, social) inherent in receiving a lifetime diagnosis. She offers hard-earned wisdom, solidarity, and an ultimately surprising promise of joy for those trying to make sense of it all.

Waiting for the Miracle

Anna McPartlin - 2021
    After years of trying, it's clear she can't have children, and the pain has driven her and her husband apart. She isn't pregnant, her husband is gone and her beloved dog is dead.The other women at her infertility support group have their own problems, too. Natalie's girlfriend is much less excited about having children than her. Janet's husband might be having an affair. And then there's Ronnie, intriguing, mysterious Ronnie, who won't tell anyone her story.1976Catherine is sixteen and pregnant. Her boyfriend wants nothing to do with her, and her parents are ashamed. When she's sent away to a convent for pregnant girls, she is desperate not to be separated from her child. But she knows she might risk losing the baby forever.

Doctor Lucky Charms (A Holiday Romance)

K.C. Crowne - 2021
    I met the hottest man ever...Then proceeded to tell him to shove his money up his Irish rear.It wasn't like I'd run into him ever again.Not like I'd see him while visiting my OBGYN.Wearing a thin paper gown on an exam table.Wait...That's exactly what happened!!The Irish guy I told to go to hell is my OBGYN. FML!!The humiliation doesn't stop there.Dr. Lucky Charms is apparently famous.Him and his siblings are the stars of a reality TV series.And every woman in Ireland is obsessed.I came to a foreign country to start something new.Now I'm convinced I've thrown my entire life down the drain.Couple all that with a positive pregnancy test...And I'm convinced I'll have the craziest holiday season ever!! A fulll standalone romance. Kilts and Kisses is an Ireland destination spinoff to K.C. Crowne's International Bestselling Doctors of Denver series. This series contains loads of fun and drama as we follow the sexy O'Neill brothers in the charming town of Sandy Cove, Ireland.

Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs

Ina Park - 2021
    . . Park uses science, compassion, humor, diverse stories and examples of her own shame-free living to take the stigma out of these infections." —The New York TimesWith curiosity and wit, Strange Bedfellows rips back the bedsheets to expose what really happens when STDs enter the sack.Sexually transmitted diseases have been hidden players in our lives for the whole of human history, with roles in everything from World War II to the growth of the Internet to The Bachelor. But despite their prominence, STDs have been shrouded in mystery and taboo for centuries, which begs the question: why do we know so little about them?Enter Ina Park, MD, who has been pushing boundaries to empower and inform others about sexual health for decades. With Strange Bedfellows, she ventures far beyond the bedroom to examine the hidden role and influence of these widely misunderstood infections and share their untold stories.Covering everything from AIDS to Zika, Park explores STDs on the cellular, individual, and population-level. She blends science and storytelling with historical tales, real life sexual escapades, and interviews with leading scientists—weaving in a healthy dose of hilarity along the way.The truth is, most of us are sexually active, yet we’re often unaware of the universe of microscopic bedfellows inside our pants. Park aims to change this by bringing knowledge to the masses in an accessible, no-nonsense, humorous way—helping readers understand the broad impact STDs have on our lives, while at the same time erasing the unfair stigmas attached to them.A departure from the cone of awkward silence and shame that so often surrounds sexual health, Strange Bedfellows is the straight-shooting book about the consequences of sex that all curious readers have been looking for.

Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic

Rachel Clarke - 2021
    Amid the tensions, fatigue and rising death toll, she witnessed the courage of patients and NHS staff alike in conditions of unprecedented adversity. For all the bleakness and fear, she found that moments that could stop you in your tracks abounded. People who rose to their best, upon facing the worst, as a microbe laid waste to the population.Her new book, Breathtaking, is an unflinching insider's account of medicine in the time of coronavirus. Drawing on testimony from nursing, acute and intensive care colleagues - as well as, crucially, her patients - Clarke argue that this age of contagion has inspired a profound attentiveness to - and gratitude for - what matters most in life.

The Fifth Surgeon

Faith Prize - 2021
    She picks a stranger online for a one-night stand.Ashley Rylan, the chief of Nadia’s department, is her polar opposite—sweet, agreeable, and soft-spoken—and the stranger Nadia unwittingly chooses.The two women’s meeting is a hostile disaster and they would love nothing more than to never see each other again. However, their paths keep colliding as Nadia embarks on an ambitious experiment that could lead to a historic medical breakthrough.Despite warring egos and the secrets they keep, their connection is powerful and growing. Maybe having sex would help them get over their distraction at work? Or would that just ruin everything?A lesbian medical romance about the powerful breakthroughs we can’t always see.Tags: ice queen romance, medical romance, opposites-attract romance100,000 words

Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Critical Care Doctor on Healing, Recovery, and Transforming Medicine in the ICU

Wes Ely - 2021
    You will learn how in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work by a world-renowned critical care doctor.Over the next ten years, 40 to 60 million people in this country will be admitted to the ICU. Most of these hospitalizations will be sudden, unexpected, and harrowing experiences that can alter patients and their families physically and emotionally, with effects that endure for years. In this rich blend of science, medical history, profoundly humane patient stories, and personal reflection, Dr. Wes Ely describes his mission to prevent patients from being inadvertently harmed by the technology that is keeping them alive. You will experience the world of critical care through the eyes of a physician who drastically changed his clinical practice to offer person-centered health care, and through cutting-edge research convinced others to do the same. For decades, ICU survivors left the hospital with disabling symptoms including newly acquired dementia, depression, PTSD, and nerve damage, all now recognized as Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS. Dr. Ely’s groundbreaking investigations advanced the understanding of PICS and introduced crucial changes that reshaped intensive care: minimizing sedation, maximizing mobility, listening to the family, and providing supportive aftercare. Dr. Ely shows that there are ways to bring humanity into the ICU and that “technology plus touch” is the future of health care and is a proven path toward returning ICU patients to the lives they had before their hospital stay. An essential resource for anyone who will be affected by illness—which is all of us—Ely’s “personal, passionate return to the ethical heart of the Hippocratic oath…[offers] meaningful, thought-provoking insight into the world of critical care” (Kirkus Reviews).

Faucian Booster: Covid Vaccine Mandates Violate the Nuremberg Code and Therefore Should Be Opposed and Resisted by Any Peaceable Means Necessary

Steve Deace - 2021

Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health

Leana Wen - 2021
    Leana Wen likes to use. You don’t know it because good public health is invisible. It becomes visible only in its absence, when it is underfunded and ignored, a bitter truth laid bare as never before by the devastation of COVID-19.Leana Wen—emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, CNN medical analyst, and Washington Post contributing columnist—has lived on the front lines of public health, leading the fight against the opioid epidemic, outbreaks of infectious disease, maternal and infant mortality, and COVID-19 disinformation. Here, in gripping detail, Wen lays bare the lifesaving work of public health and its innovative approach to social ills, treating gun violence as a contagious disease, for example, and racism as a threat to health.Wen also tells her own uniquely American story: an immigrant from China, she and her family received food stamps and were at times homeless despite her parents working multiple jobs. That child went on to attend college at thirteen, become a Rhodes scholar, and turn to public health as the way to make a difference in the country that had offered her such possibilities.Ultimately, she insists, it is public health that ensures citizens are not robbed of decades of life, and that where children live does not determine whether they live.

Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege

Robert Meyer - 2021
    While the narrative predominately revolves around Meyer's story, it also includes vignettes from interviews with several other doctors, nurses, and medical assistants, to indicate the wide range of U.S. health care workers' experiences. Meyer recounts the pandemic from the period before it was identified, through its emergence in the United States, the virus's terrifying uncontrolled community spread, and concern about the long-term repercussions of COVID-19. The co-authors argue that forging personal connections is vital to practicing emergency medicine, and they impart health care providers' efforts to compensate for the myriad ways that personal connection was hampered by pandemic precautionary measures. The book isn't only a document of trauma; it also notes moments of joy, like when medical staff discovered new treatments with better patient outcomes, or when Meyer's mentor survived after contracting the virus.

Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, a Deadly Disease

Jason Dearen - 2021
     Two pharmacists sit in a Boston courtroom accused of murder. The weapon: the fungus Exserohilum rostratum. The death count: 100 and rising. Kill Shot is the story of their hubris and fraud, discovered by a team of medical detectives who raced against the clock to hunt the killers and the fungal meningitis they'd unleashed.Bloodthirsty is how doctors described the fungal microbe that contaminated thousands of drug vials produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). Though NECC chief Barry Cadden called his company the Ferrari of Compounders, it was a slapdash operation of unqualified staff, mold-ridden lab surfaces, and hastily made medications that were injected into approximately 14,000 people. Once inside some of its human hosts, the fungus traveled through the tough tissue around the spine and wormed upward to the deep brain, our control center for balance, breath, and the vital motor functions of life.Now, investigative journalist Jason Dearen turns a spotlight on this tragedy--the victims, the heroes, and the perpetrators--and the legal loopholes that allowed it to occur. Kill Shot forces a powerful but unchecked industry out of the shadows.

Covid: Why most of what you know is wrong

Sebastian Rushworth - 2021

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism

Jennifer Gunter - 2021
    Jen Gunter, the internet’s most fearless advocate for women’s health, brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice.The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond.Menopause is not a disease--it's a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what's to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why, and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring.Frank and funny, Dr. Jen debunks misogynistic attitudes and challenges theover-mystification of menopause to reveal everything you really need to know about:- Perimenopause - Hot flashes - Sleep disruption - Sex and libido - Depression and mood changes - Skin and hair issues - Outdated therapies - Breast health - Weight and muscle mass - Health maintenance screening - And much more!Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause--including how their lives can be even better for it!

Hearts in Motion

Miranda MacLeod - 2021
    But when her younger sister and brother-in-law die tragically, the pain of loss is too great to ignore. Reeling from guilt over letting her family take a back seat to her career, Hadley seizes the opportunity to make things right by returning to her hometown to raise the infant son her sister left behind.At 29, Tyne Briggs knows firsthand how hard it is to grow up without a loving family. After being saved from a hostile foster home as a queer pre-teen, the young artist dotes on her large and boisterous adoptive family. When she loses her brother and sister-in-law in a car accident, her top priority is to make sure her baby nephew has the happy childhood she was denied.Shared grief and mutual attraction bring the two women together, where they find solace and passion in equal measure. But they are soon at odds when each decides she is the best choice to give baby Owen a permanent home. Without a will to guide them, and with the two aunts unable to reach a compromise, a lengthy custody battle looms.Cooperation and a common purpose could lead to true love and the creation of a new family together, but not if impulsive decisions and unsavory lawyers tear them apart first.Best-selling lesbian fiction author Miranda MacLeod has written a heartwarming and emotionally gripping medical age-gap romance that will convince you love conquers all.

Shelter for Cerise : A Tarpley VFD Novel

Nicole Flockton - 2021
    Her focus now is on, Finn, her foster son and following her dream to adopt him so that she can call him her own. A relationship is the last thing she’s looking for, yet Brodie is not only handsome and sets her heart racing, he’s also wonderful to Finn. He’s almost too good to be true.Volunteer fire fighter, Brodie Spelling is as happy on the back of horse working on a dude ranch as he was at creating code for the very successful app he and his college buddies developed. So maybe he’s a tech millionaire. No one else needs to know. He’s finally found the balance his life needed—yet something is missing. When he meets Cerise, he discovers an attraction he isn’t expecting. Nor the connection he quickly develops with her foster son. Does he now have the lost piece to complete his puzzle?As their relationship develops, danger lurks in the shadows waiting to take what Cerise wants most. She will stop at nothing to save Finn, even if it means putting her life on the line…and losing Brodie.

Billionaire Briggs Brothers: Books 1-4

Hope Ford - 2021
    The Billionaire Briggs Brothers are four brothers that are alpha and oh so hot! They may be a little bossy, but they love their curvy, strong-willed women. Sit back and enjoy as each of the brothers finds love. Just Call Me Baby OwenI'm a billionaire that doesn't have time for fun, dating, or anything else.But when I accidentally get on a call with Emily, a phone sex operator,my life changes.Now instead of chasing dollars and companies,I'm chasing her.EmilyDon't get attached.That's the rule.But after the first time I talked to him, I knew he was special.He's gone out of his way to find out who I am and then to help my family.He's too powerful. Too rich. Too much.I may be crazy, but all I want is him. Mr. Boss Man TylerShe's my brother's assistant and off limits.But I don't care.My days of flings and one-night stands are over.Because I'm pretty sure that Jamie is holding my heart in her hands.JamieHe's my boss.Well, actually my boss' brother.But I can't fall for him.He's younger than me and is probably just looking for his next conquest.That is until he tells me what he really wants...And that's me. Playing Dirty JasonFrom the minute I saw her, I wanted her.But she wasn't interested.She said she didn't have time for a relationship.But I convinced her, made a deal with her.She gives me what I want, and she gets what she wants.It was all good...until I upped the stakes.MoiraI've always put my relationships first.Always.But not anymore.I am going to have my art hanging in a gallery, and no man is going to stand in my way.He tries to convince me to let him help me, but I'm not falling for it.If he wants my heart, he's going to have to prove it. Tempting the Doctor CamI was in Mexico to help raise money for a charity.One look at the curvy doctor, and I knew I wanted her.When thugs try to hurt her and steal the medicine from the orphanage,I save her. And in turn, she becomes mine.EveHe's like nothing I ever expected.He's a billionaire, and I was sure he was "that" guy.But then he saves me and makes it his mission to keep me safe.He may have been a playboy at one time,But the way he looks at me makes me think maybe he's changed.At least my heart hopes so.

Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light

Maryanne O'Hara - 2021
    Thirty-one years later, Caitlin lost her battle with this devastating disease following an excruciating two-year wait on the transplant list and a last-minute race to locate a pair of healthy lungs. The sudden spiral of events left Maryanne in an existential crisis, searching to find an answer to the eternal question: Why we are here? During her final years, Caitlin had become a source of wisdom and comfort for her mother—the partner with whom she shared a deep spiritual quest to understand what it meant to have a soul. After Caitlin’s passing, Maryanne began to notice signs—poignant, persistent synchronicities that seemed to lean toward proof of Caitlin’s enduring presence.Weaving together a series of interconnected meditations with illuminating glimpses of life rendered via text messages, e-mails, and journal entries, Little Matches is a profound reflection on life and death, motherhood, the pain of chronic uncertainty, and finding inspiration in the unexpected sparks that light our way through the darkness.

Healing the Girl Dad

Fern Fraser - 2021
    The next thing I know, I’m on the ice, flat on my back. Broken. Paralyzed.Surgery is risky, but if I don’t agree, management will drop me from the team. As a widower and single dad, the stakes are high.Hockey is my life, or was, until I met Doctor Trina Reeves, my surgeon and sexiest woman alive. She’s older, smarter and prejudiced against a jock like me.I may be broken, but I’m tough and determined to prove myself worthy of her love.I want Trina and I won’t stop until I make her mine.TRINA REEVESA lifelong hockey fan, I was at the match when Benji’s sickening accident happened. The sound of his daughter crying out for her daddy broke my heart in two.Benji and I are opposites in every way. He’s younger, but he’s bossy, tough and definitely the one in charge. After one unexpected night, he teaches me that we really aren’t that different.My job as his surgeon is to heal him but team politics make my work impossible.I lost my heart the day I met him, but can I do what needs to be done without losing my head and risking it all?If you love instalove, opposites attract, reverse age gap steamy short romance, you’ll love Benji and Trina. Safe, with a steamy sweet HEA guaranteed.

The Asylum Confessions: Family Matters (The Asylum Confession Files Book 2)

Jack Steen - 2021

A Shot to Save the World: The Remarkable Race and Ground-Breaking Science Behind the Covid-19 Vaccines

Gregory Zuckerman - 2021
    Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug and vaccine makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response. It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with skepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed. A #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative journalist, Zuckerman takes us inside the top-secret laboratories, corporate clashes, and high-stakes government negotiations that led to effective shots. Deeply reported and endlessly gripping, this is a dazzling, blow-by-blow chronicle of the most consequential scientific breakthrough of our time. It’s a story of courage, genius, and heroism. It’s also a tale of heated rivalries, unbridled ambitions, crippling insecurities, and unexpected drama. A Shot to Save the World is the story of how science saved the world.

Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton

Kevin Grange - 2021
    In 2014, Kevin Grange left his job as a paramedic in Los Angeles to work in a response area with 2.2 million acres: Yellowstone National Park. Seeking a break from city life and urban EMS, he wanted to experience pure nature, fulfill his dream of working for the National Park Service, and take a crash-course in wilderness medicine. Between calls, Grange reflects upon the democratic ideal of the National Park mission, the beauty of the land, and the many threats facing it. With visitation rising, budgets shrinking, and people loving our parks to death, he realized that—along with the health of his patients—he was also fighting for the life of “America’s Best Idea.”

A State of Emergency

Richard Chambers - 2021
    The electrifying behind-the-scenes account of a year that brought Ireland to the brink and back - the inside story of Ireland’s struggle to contain Covid-19.Based on a wealth of original research and over a hundred interviews with cabinet members, public health officials, frontline workers, and ordinary people on whom the crisis exacted a personal toll, A State of Emergency is the incendiary untold story of Ireland’s response to the biggest public health emergency of the past century.Ranging from the halls of Government Buildings, where conflict between the new Cabinet and its public health advisors threatened to derail the official response, to the frontlines of the containment effort itself, where doctors, nurses, and the communities they served found themselves pushed to breaking point, A State of Emergency is a landmark work of journalism and a riveting insider account of the struggle to bring Ireland back from the brink.

We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing

Jillian Horton - 2021
    But what happens when doctors fall apart?Funny, fresh, and deeply affecting, We Are All Perfectly Fine is the story of a married mother of three on the brink of personal and professional collapse who attends rehab with a twist: a meditation retreat for burned-out doctors.Jillian Horton, a general internist, has no idea what to expect during her five-day retreat at Chapin Mill, a Zen centre in upstate New York. She just knows she desperately needs a break. At first she is deeply uncomfortable with the spartan accommodations, silent meals and scheduled bonding sessions. But as the group struggles through awkward first encounters and guided meditations, something remarkable happens: world-class surgeons, psychiatrists, pediatricians and general practitioners open up and share stories about their secret guilt and grief, as well as their deep-seated fear of falling short of the expectations that define them. Jillian realizes that her struggle with burnout is not so much personal as it is the result of a larger system failure, and that compartmentalizing your most difficult emotions—a coping strategy that is drilled into doctors—is not useful unless you face these emotions too.Jillian Horton throws open a window onto the flawed system that shapes medical professionals, revealing the rarely acknowledged stresses that lead doctors to depression and suicide, and emphasizing the crucial role of compassion not only in treating others, but also in taking care of ourselves.

Healing of the Heart: A Lesbian Medical Age Gap Romance (City General: Medic 1 Book 6)

Ruby Scott - 2021

Kissing the Dr: A Small Town Amnesia Romance

Piper Sullivan - 2021

Smile: The Story of a Face

Sarah Ruhl - 2021
    She is assured that 90 percent of Bell’s palsy patients see spontaneous improvement and experience a full recovery. Like Ruhl’s own mother. But Sarah is in the unlucky ten percent. And for a woman, wife, mother, and artist working in theater, the paralysis and the disconnect between the interior and exterior brings significant and specific challenges. So Ruhl begins an intense decade-long search for a cure while simultaneously grappling with the reality of her new face—one that, while recognizably her own—is incapable of accurately communicating feelings or intentions. In a series of piercing, witty, and lucid meditations, Ruhl chronicles her journey as a patient, wife, mother, and artist. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain of postpartum depression, the story of a marriage, being a playwright and working mom to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness. Brimming with insight, humility, and levity, Smile is a triumph by one of America’s leading playwrights. It is an intimate examination of loss and reconciliation, and above all else, the importance of perseverance and hope in the face of adversity.

In the Wars: A Story of Conflict, Survival and Saving Lives

Waheed Arian - 2021
    What a life and what an inspiration.' Stephen Fry__________Born in war-torn Afghanistan, Waheed Arian's earliest memories are of bombs. Fleeing the conflict with his family, he spent much of his childhood in refugee camps in Pakistan, living sometimes ten to a room without basic sanitation or access to education. After he contracted tuberculosis, his first-hand experience of the power of medicine inspired Waheed to dedicate his life to healing others. But how does a boy with nothing hope to become a doctor?Waheed largely taught himself, from textbooks bought from street-sellers, and learned English from the BBC World Service. Smuggled to the UK at fifteen with just $100 in his pocket, he found a job in a shop. He was advised to set his sights on becoming a taxi driver. But the boy from Kabul had bigger ambitions.Working through PTSD and anxiety, he studied all hours to achieve his vocation. He was accepted to read medicine at Cambridge University, Imperial College and Harvard, and went on to become a doctor in the NHS. But he wanted to do more. In 2015 he founded Arian Teleheal, a pioneering global charity that connects doctors in war zones and low-resource countries with their counterparts in the US, UK, Europe and Australia. Together, learning from each other, they save and change lives - the lives of millions of people just like Waheed.For readers of Educated and War Doctor, this is the extraordinary memoir of a boy who recognized the power of education and dreamed about helping others. It's a tale of courage, ambition and unwavering resilience in the face of all the challenges that life can throw in your way.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

Katie Engelhart - 2021
    For many, the right to die often means the right to die with dignity. The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours--far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation--and the people who help them, loved ones or clandestine groups on the Internet known as the "euthanasia underground."Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted-death clinic and has written more lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peacefully at "DIY Death" workshops. The other four chapters belong to people who said they wanted to die because they were suffering unbearably--of old age, chronic illness, dementia, and mental anguish--and saw suicide as their only option. Spanning Australia, North America, and Europe, Engelhart presents a deeply reported portrait of everyday people struggling to make hard decisions, and wrestling back a measure of authenticity and dignity to their lives.

After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond

Bruce Greyson - 2021
    The medical world has generally ignored these “near-death experiences,” dismissing them as “tricks of the brain” or wishful thinking. But after his patients started describing events that he could not just sweep under the rug, Dr. Bruce Greyson began to investigate.As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached near-death experiences from a scientific perspective. In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence—a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety.But Dr. Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to open our minds to these experiences and to what they can teach us, and in so doing, expand our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human.

Doctor Daddy: A Secret Baby Romance (Doctors Down South)

Crystal Monroe - 2021
    Barrett Finley.The arrogant prick who ghosted me six years ago.Abandoning me pregnant with his baby.After our scorching hot night in his hotel room, he never called.Vanished without a trace.I’ll never forget how he claimed me that night.His bulging biceps, intoxicating gaze, and toe-curling touch.And I’ll never forgive how he destroyed my heart.I raised my baby alone.I see Barrett in my five-year-old daughter’s eyes...Every. Single. Day.Crazy how fate brought us back together now.He wants a second chance to make me his own.But he doesn’t know he’s a father.My secret would change his life forever.I need him to step up.To finally cherish and protect me.And our child needs a man to call “Daddy.”This full-length romance is packed with heart and heat. No cheating or cliffhangers!

Dead Lez Walking

G. Benson - 2021
    One zombie virus. One desperate group. One way out.A new virus has appeared, and all Taren can do is groan. Being a nurse in Accident and Emergency has its downsides, and dealing with the flood of people freaking out over symptoms they don’t really have is definitely one of them.Joy, an exhausted surgeon, is just trying to find somewhere to relax after a horrendous night on call—and somewhere she can avoid Taren, since Joy blew her off after an incredible date weeks ago. When she wakes up after an accidental nap, her pager has gone dead, and the doors outside are barricaded. This can’t be about the virus, can it?Yes, it can. The dead are rising, and they are hungry. Joy and Taren are trapped with a group of others as they try to fight for their lives and get out. The rest of the group think it would be great if Joy and Taren would stop making moon eyes at each other when they are oh, you know, just trying to survive the zombie apocalypse.

The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them

Euan Angus Ashley - 2021
    Euan Ashley, Stanford professor of medicine and genetics, brings the breakthroughs of precision medicine to vivid life through the real diagnostic journeys of his patients and the tireless efforts of his fellow doctors and scientists as they hunt to prevent, predict, and beat disease.Since the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the price of genome sequencing has dropped at a staggering rate. It’s as if the price of a Ferrari went from $350,000 to a mere forty cents. Through breakthroughs made by Dr. Ashley’s team at Stanford and other dedicated groups around the world, analyzing the human genome has decreased from a heroic multibillion dollar effort to a single clinical test costing less than $1,000. For the first time we have within our grasp the ability to predict our genetic future, to diagnose and prevent disease before it begins, and to decode what it really means to be human.In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Ashley details the medicine behind genome sequencing with clarity and accessibility. More than that, with passion for his subject and compassion for his patients, he introduces readers to the dynamic group of researchers and doctor detectives who hunt for answers, and to the pioneering patients who open up their lives to the medical community during their search for diagnoses and cures. He describes how he led the team that was the first to analyze and interpret a complete human genome, how they broke genome speed records to diagnose and treat a newborn baby girl whose heart stopped five times on the first day of her life, and how they found a boy with tumors growing inside his heart and traced the cause to a missing piece of his genome.These patients inspire Dr. Ashley and his team as they work to expand the boundaries of our medical capabilities and to envision a future where genome sequencing is available for all, where medicine can be tailored to treat specific diseases and to decode pathogens like viruses at the genomic level, and where our medical system as we know it has been completely revolutionized.

Farraday Country: Sweet and Clean Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Books 1-3

Chris Keniston - 2021
     This collection includes books 1-3 of the series. Adam - On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday happens upon a secretive redheaded beauty searching for a disappearing dog. Runaway bride Meg O’Brien is stranded in Tuckers Bluff with no money and nowhere to go. Can she resist falling in love with her handsome rescuer when he’s decided she’s the one for him? Brooks - On the way to his family's ranch, Dr. Brooks Farraday encounters a beautiful stranger in the road petting a stray dog. On her way to a friend’s wedding in Texas, the last thing Toni Castellano needs in her life is another man. Could their friendship lead to the real thing or will falling in love come at too high a price? Connor – After years of dangerous work in the oil fields, Connor Farraday finally has enough money to purchase the land his neighbor once promised him. When Catherine Hammond inherits her grandfather’s West Texas ranch, settling his affairs doesn’t go as planned. Will they realize that the biggest surprises in life often lead the way to happy ever after? Also in the Farraday Country Series: Declan Book 4 Ethan Book 5 Finn Book 6 Grace Book 7 Hannah Book 8 Ian -coming 2017 Jamison - coming 2017 PRAISE FOR FARRADAY COUNTRY: 

"Chris Keniston gives us a world you'll never want to leave." Emily March, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eternity Springs series.

 "Loved it. Fast moving and fun." Jodi Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author “Spellbinding!” Lori Wilde, New York Times Bestselling Author 

 "My kind of read! Spend an afternoon with a great romance story, a feisty heroine, and one unforgettable hero." Lindsay McKenna, New York Times Bestselling Author


Jenna Gunn - 2021
    Practical, AKA me, wants to blame it on.The E.R. was usual madness.But this was the night that got me.Or should I say they got me.Maybe it was the bad boy billionaire's knee buckling kiss...Or the growly bodyguard's determination to keep me safe.All I know is I'm in a dream in the mansion on the hill.Pampered and protected.And falling in love with both of them.For so many reasons.But life in the lime-light is full of potholes.The kind that can swallow hopes and careers whole.Everyone's watching to see if we're on the road to true happiness or major disaster,Rocked is a steamy, twisty, medical, billionaire, bodyguard menage romance with two main male characters, a strong spunky female, and an unconventional love that works for them all. No cheating, no cliffhangers. This book has a great big Happy Ever After for Gage, Winter, and Julian.Jenna Gunn, one of today's hottest action and suspense romance authors has teamed up with Gabby Hughes for this standalone romance that brings a new twist to Gunn's alpha rescuer romance bookshelf.

Blake Brothers

Hope Ford - 2021
    The Blake Brothers are three brothers that know what they want and will do anything to get it! Each story is steamy, sweet, and short. Be ready! I'm sure you're going to find your next book boyfriend in either Jason, Jack, or Jared. If I Say YesAn Alpha Tattooed Man and Curvy Woman Romance ChelseyHe made me fall in love with him. I couldn't stop it.He's a professional baseball player, with women falling all over him... but he chose me, the plus-size woman in the stands.But the day of the wedding, his true colors come out and with my heart broke in two, I escape and leave him standing at the altar.JasonI knew the first time I saw her that she would be the woman I'd marry.In a whirlwind, we set the date.But with a case of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, she leaves for our honeymoon... single.I do what any man in love would do... I follow her - and make her mine. Love Like OursAn Alpha Older Man and Curvy Younger Woman Romance EmilyI met him for the first time and it felt like I've known him forever.When we're thrown together on vacation because of a misunderstanding, well, it just gives me more time to fall in love.Guarding my heart should be my number one priority... because he's leaving in a week.JackI never dreamed that I would want to settle down.But from the first moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she was special.It may take some convincing, and a change in my ways, But I'm going to make her mine. Never Been Kissed KrissyFour years ago, he was the nerd in high school. I was the captain of the cheerleading squad. I liked him then, but nothing ever came of it.When I see him again, all those old feelings come up and I know that I won't let him go again.JaredI've followed her for four years... from afar.I've taken care of her, even though she doesn't know it.When I need her help, I try to prove to her exactly how I feel about her.But when she finds out how hard I worked to make this happen, will she forgive me?

You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation

Paul A. Offit - 2021
    In You Bet Your Life, physician Paul A. Offit argues that, from the first blood transfusions four hundred years ago to the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, risk has been essential to the discovery of new treatments. More importantly, understanding the risks is crucial to whether, as a society or as individuals, we accept them. Told in Offit’s vigorous and rigorous style, You Bet Your Life is an entertaining history of medicine. But it also lays bare the tortured relationships between intellectual breakthroughs, political realities, and human foibles. Our pandemic year has shown us, with its debates over lockdowns, masks, and vaccines, how easy it is to get everything wrong. You Bet Your Life is an essential read for getting the future a bit more right.

The Night the Lights Went Out: A Memoir of Life After Brain Damage

Drew Magary - 2021
    But in The Night the Lights Went Out, he finds himself far out of his depths. On the night of the 2018 Deadspin Awards, he suffered a mysterious fall that caused him to smash his head so hard on a cement floor that he cracked his skull in three places and suffered a catastrophic brain hemorrhage. For two weeks, he remained in a coma. The world was gone to him, and him to it.In his long recovery from his injury, including understanding what his family and friends went through as he lay there dying, coming to terms with his now permanent disabilities, and trying to find some lesson in this cosmic accident, he leaned on the one sure thing that he knows and that didn't leave him--his writing.Drew takes a deep dive into what it meant to be a bystander to his own death and figuring out who this new Drew is: a Drew that doesn't walk as well, doesn't taste or smell or see or hear as well, and a Drew that is often failing as a husband and a father as he bounces between grumpiness, irritability, and existential fury. But what's a good comeback story without heartbreak? Eager to get back what he lost, Drew experiences an awakening of a whole other kind in this incredibly funny, medically illuminating, and heartfelt memoir.

The Puzzle Solver: A Scientist's Desperate Quest to Cure the Illness that Stole His Son

Tracie White - 2021
    Bit by bit a mysterious illness stole away the pieces of his life: First, it took the strength of his legs, then his voice, and his ability to eat. Finally, even the sound of a footstep in his room became unbearable. The Puzzle Solver follows several years in which he desperately sought answers from specialist after specialist, where at one point his 6'3" frame dropped to 115 lbs. For years, he underwent endless medical tests, but doctors told him there was nothing wrong. Then, finally, a diagnosis: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.In the 80s, when an outbreak of people immobilized by an indescribable fatigue were reported near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, doctors were at a loss to explain the symptoms. The condition would alternatively be nicknamed Raggedy Ann Syndrome or the Yuppie Disease, and there was no cure or answers about treatment. They were to remain sick.But there was one answer: Whitney's father, Ron Davis, PhD, a world-class geneticist at Stanford University whose legendary research helped crack the code of DNA, suddenly changed the course of his career in a race against time to cure his son's debilitating condition.In The Puzzle Solver, journalist Tracie White, who first wrote a viral and award-winning piece on Davis and his family in Stanford Medicine, tells his story. In gripping prose, she masterfully takes readers along on this journey with Davis to solve one of the greatest mysteries in medicine. In a piercing investigative narrative, closed doors are opened, and masked truths are exposed as Davis uncovers new proof confirming that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological disease.At the heart of this book is a moving story that goes far beyond medicine, this is a story about how the power of love -- and science -- can shine light in even the darkest, most hidden, corners of the world.

Unite Three Times (The Ryckerdan Trilogy #3)

Esther E. Schmidt - 2021
    Yet now, they’ve managed to blindside all of us along with it. The will to fight the mafia has turned into full blown hatred along with the need for justice to prevail. But will it be in time to save lives or will plans forged for decades take a spin and leave all of us to take a choice between life or death?Linnette - Who knew life as a civilian would be more hazardous than as a special agent? I won’t hesitate to put my life on the line when it comes to my future husband, but his is not the only life on the line in a fight for the throne. There’s also more at stake than a kingdom. Will we find the strength to grab hold and fight or will our future fall apart? Love, family, loyalty; united as one or lost forever.Unite Three Times is book three in a royal romance trilogy set in a biker world where mafia collides with justice.

ZEB: Rugged Ink

Amy Davies - 2021

Trails of the Heart: A Lesbian Medical Romance (City General: Medic 1 Book 5)

Ruby Scott - 2021

Doctors and Friends

Kimmery Martin - 2021
    Just as they gather to travel in Spain, an outbreak of a fast-spreading virus throws the world into chaos. When Compton Winfield returns to her job as an ER doctor in New York City, she finds a city changed beyond recognition—and a personal loss so gutting it reshapes every aspect of her life. Hannah Geier’s career as an ob-gyn in San Diego is fulfilling but she’s always longed for a child of her own. After years of trying, Hannah discovers she's expecting a baby just as the disease engulfs her city. Kira Marchand, an infectious disease doctor at the CDC in Atlanta, finds herself at the center of the American response to the terrifying new illness. Her professional battle turns personal when she must decide whether her children will receive an experimental but potentially life-saving treatment. Written prior to Covid-19 by a former emergency medicine physician, Doctors and Friends incorporates unexpected wit, razor-edged poignancy, and a deeply relatable cast of characters who provoke both laughter and tears. Martin provides a unique insider’s perspective into the world of medical professionals working to save lives during the most difficult situations of their careers.

Surprise Daddy : A Billionaire Doctor Accidental Pregnancy Romance

Hunter Rose - 2021
    Continents apart. One unforgettable night.And an unexpected miracle, created amid war and chaos.If looks could kill, Roman Wheeler would be guilty as sin.A navy surgeon and a man dedicated to saving lives.Seems perfect right?Too bad his personality is one of nightmares.Arrogant, condescending, and overly full of himself.Doctor Wheeler is not exactly relationship material.But after a traumatic and tragic day.We came together. We became friends.And on his last night in this war-torn country.He broke down my walls, and we shared a night I could never forget.I never imagined one night would forever change the course of my life.Nor did I imagine that years would go by beforefate would bring him back into our lives…One world. Three lives. Continents apart.A friendship created amid tragedy.A miracle in the midst of war.And a reunion that would change the lives of three.“Roman, I need to tell you something. Could we meet over coffee...?"

Face Off (Utah Fury Hockey Book 14)

Brittney Mulliner - 2021

The Year of the Buttered Cat

Susan Haas - 2021
    Something criminal. It left her with an out-of-control body and without a voice. Now, as a precocious, superhero-obsessed teen, Lexi is counting down the final 24 hours to a risky brain surgery that might help her talk or—dare she dream it?—to walk and use her hands. As surgery grows closer, Lexi finds an urgent, relentless need to share the story of the year in her life she calls The Year of the Buttered Cat.That year, on the verge of shutting out the rest of the world, Lexi began a gutsy and solitary quest to find her “missing” body. After the family cat went missing, too, and a mysterious letter appeared, Lexi reluctantly enlisted two budding friends to aid her search. But when these friends also disappeared, Lexi had to learn new ways to reach out to the world to save her friendships and uncover the truth about what happened to her as a baby.The Year of the Buttered Cat is a middle grade (and up!) memoir based on the real-life story of Lexi Haas.

Catastrophic Rupture: A Memoir of Healing

K. Jane Lee - 2021
    When a complicated delivery leaves her second child with a severe brain injury, she finds that everything she learned about disability and personhood as a physician and ethicist is no help as a parent.This book allows the reader to walk alongside the author as she struggles to bond with and love her child, as she reconciles what is happening at home with her ongoing role as a physician to patients and families in similar circumstances, and as she shifts from the medical perspective of disability that sees an impaired body to the mother’s perspective that sees the beauty and value in the person that is her child.

Life Support: Diary of an ICU Doctor on the Frontline of the Covid Crisis

Jim Down - 2021

Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body

Adam Kay - 2021
    The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off but there was one TINY LITTLE problem back then . . . doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked. It's time to find out why Ancient Egyptians thought the brain was just a useless load of old stuffing that might as well be chucked in the bin, why teachers forced their pupils to smoke cigarettes, why hairdressers would cut off their customers' legs, and why people used to get paid for farting. (Unfortunately that's no longer a thing - sorry.) You'll get answers to questions like: Why did patients gargle with wee? How did a doctor save people's lives using a washing machine, a can of beans and some old sausages? What was the great stink? (No, it's not what doctors call your bum.) If you're sure you're ready, then pop a peg on your nose (there was a lot of stinky pus back then), pull on your wellies (there was a lot of poo there too), wash your hands (because they certainly didn't) and explore this gross and gruesome history of the human body! Praise for Kay's Anatomy: 'An enjoyably gross look at the human body. Hours of gruesome fun guaranteed' i 'Like listening to a teacher who makes pupils fall about' Sunday Times 'Totally brilliant!' Jacqueline Wilson 'Fun and informative' Malorie Blackman 'Very funny - this exciting book is bound to inspire the next generation of medics' Sunday Express

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

Rupa Marya - 2021
    The surge in inflammatory illnesses such as gastrointestinal disorders and asthma. Mass uprisings around the world in response to systemic racism and violence. Rising numbers of climate refugees. Our bodies, societies, and planet are inflamed.Boldly original, Inflamed takes us on a medical tour through the human body--our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. Unlike a traditional anatomy book, this groundbreaking work illuminates the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems. Inflammation is connected to the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the diversity of the microbes living inside us, which regulate everything from our brain's development to our immune system's functioning. It's connected to the number of traumatic events we experienced as children and to the traumas endured by our ancestors. It's connected not only to access to health care but to the very models of health that physicians practice.Raj Patel, the renowned political economist and New York Times bestselling author of The Value of Nothing, teams up with the physician Rupa Marya to offer a radical new cure: the deep medicine of decolonization. Decolonizing heals what has been divided, reestablishing our relationships with the Earth and one another. Combining the latest scientific research and scholarship on globalization with the stories of Marya's work with patients in marginalized communities, activist passion, and the wisdom of Indigenous groups, Inflamed points the way toward a deep medicine that has the potential to heal not only our bodies, but the world.

When Eyes Don't Meet Mind: An Amnesiac's Quest to Discover his Dead Wife's Secrets

Vinod Kumar Maddala - 2021

One Night in the ER

G. Scott McCreadie - 2021
    Jim McCray through a single twelve-hour night shift working in the emergency room of a small Midwestern hospital. The fast-paced writing chronicles Dr. McCray’s experience with wit and candor as he manages a series of typical but poignant patient interactions. The book dives deeply into the practice of modern emergency medicine with detailed descriptions of medical care and procedures. It is based on the author’s real-life experiences as a young resident physician.

The Bias Diagnosis

Ivan Beckley - 2021

The AFib Cure: Get Off Your Medications, Take Control of Your Health, and Add Years to Your Life

John D. Day - 2021

Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases

Lydia Kang - 2021
    Popular reading on a timely topic.

The Imperative of Desire

Elena Graf - 2021
    A quirk of inheritance law allows Margarethe von Stahle to inherit both her grandmother’s and father’s noble titles. Her elders collaborate to educate her to take on her future duties, which include administering her family estates and supporting an order of nuns. Margarethe’s curiosity and precocity delight and perplex her teachers as they try to mold her. Her father trains her with his military cadets. A retired opera singer, now the choir mistress of the convent, teaches her how to sing. Her grandaunt, headmistress of the convent school, educates her in philosophy and classics. At an early age, Margarethe heads to Oxford to follow in her father’s footsteps. Gifted with both musical and intellectual talents, she must choose between singing and service. Raised to take her duty and noblesse oblige seriously, she decides to study medicine and becomes one of a handful of female surgeons in 1920s Germany. Being the heir means she needs children to inherit her titles. She reluctantly marries, despite preferring her own sex, but that doesn’t stop her from finding solace in the arms of women. She trains under the best surgeons in Germany and England and rises to prominence as London’s infamous “Lady Doctor.” But duty finally demands that she return to her homeland and take the reins of the family fortunes. The Imperative of Desire, the first volume in The Passing Rites Series, takes Margarethe from La Belle Époque, through a world war, a revolution that outlawed the German nobility, the roaring twenties, to the decadent demimonde of Weimar Berlin. This coming-of-age story spans one of the most tumultuous periods of history, a time that changed women’s lives forever.

Dating the Director: Health Care Heroes Book 10

Jenny Rabe - 2021

Angels in the ER Volume 2

Robert D. Lesslie - 2021
    Lesslie, have you really seen angels in the ER?” It’s in the darkest places that God’s light shines the brightest. In this follow-up to the hugely popular Angels in the ER, Dr. Robert D. Lesslie shares more of his life-changing emergency room encounters with nurses, doctors, patients, friends, and strangers who served as God’s hands in the direst of circumstances. You’ll be deeply moved by these tales of both triumph and tragedy from the ER frontline, as well as by the profound faith that has sustained Dr. Lesslie for more than 30 years on the job. As you read this collection of fast-paced real-life encounters, you’ll witness what life’s greatest hardships reveal about God’s greatest wonders.Angels in the ER Volume 2 will leave you awed and amazed by the fortitude of the human spirit, and most of all, by God’s divine handiwork in the lives of the people He loves.

World War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One

Sanjay Gupta - 2021
    Sanjay Gupta has barely left his primetime seat in his makeshift studio basement since the pandemic began (other than to perform brain surgery). He’s had insider access to the drama’s unfolding, including exclusive conversations with the world’s top public health experts and behind-the-scenes scientists racing to find treatments and cures. And now he’s sharing what he’s learned in a book that will answer not only all our questions about what happened, but also about how our world will change in the years ahead, even once we’re back to “normal.” Gupta argues that we need to prepare for a new era where pandemics will be more frequent, and possibly even more deadly. As the doctor who’s been holding America’s hand through the crisis with compassion, clarity, and well-earned wisdom, he gives you the unvarnished story behind the pandemic, including insights about the novel virus’s behavior, and offers practical tools to ready ourselves for what lies ahead. He answers critical questions: Can we stamp out the virus for good (and if not, how do we live with it)? Should we put our parents in a nursing home? Where should we live? What should we stockpile? What should we know before taking a trip? Does it make sense to spend more on health insurance to deal with any long-term effects? How do you decide when it’s safe to go to a public pool or schedule elective surgery? What should Covid survivors know about protecting their future health? What if you become a long-hauler with chronic health challenges stemming? World War C will give you hope for the future along with real information that leaves you more resilient and secure.

Doctors Get Cancer Too: A Doctor's Diary of Life and Recovery From Cancer

Philippa Kaye - 2021

Hot Doc: A Secret Baby Romance (Loving You Again)

Sofia Finn - 2021
    Cage is an ex-military man.Always in control.He fires anyone who tries to flirt with him.That prick doc thinks I ruined his brother's life.He tried to destroy mine when he found out about my three-year-old secret...As an uncle, he thinks I'm not fit to be a mother to his niece.He's giving me two months to prove him wrong.He’s willing to use his power to fight for custody.No way am I losing my daughter.But when his intense blue eyes lock into mine,I know I have to feel the weight of his rock-hard body one more time.Maybe he won’t fire me if I tell him he’s “Daddy”…Hot Doc is a standalone enemies-to-lovers, second chance romance full of heat, angst, and heart-pounding moments that will have you swooning with happily-ever-after! No cheating. No cliffhangers.

Death by Equine

Annette Dashofy - 2021
    When he’s tragically killed by one of his equine patients the night before he’s supposed to leave, Jessie quickly suspects the death is anything but accidental. Her search for the truth is thwarted by everyone from well-meaning friends to the police, including her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Undaunted, she discovers layers of illegal activities and deceit being perpetrated by the man she thought of as a father figure, creating a growing list of suspects with reason to want Doc dead. Too late, she realizes that her dogged quest for the truth has put her in the crosshairs of a devious killer desperate to silence her. Permanently.

Crashing into Love

Flora Ferrari - 2021
    He’s tall and muscular, with silver hair and an intense look in his eyes, making my mouth water straight away.But this forty-three year old alpha would never want me.I’m just a twenty year old inexperienced virgin, struggling to make ends meet after my dad died and my mom succumbed to her depression.Now my car is busted and I’ve got no way to pay Conrad back.“Give me your address.”His possessive voice leaves no room for argument.I try to tell him I have no way to pay. But he claims me in the most primal and jealous way a man can, telling me I belong to him now. He knew it the moment I stepped from the car.I can’t believe it when he takes it a step further, dominating me and owning me in a way I never could’ve dreamed of.But then strange things begin to happen, making me question if I’ll get my happily-ever-after at all.Can I trust Conrad?My heart says yes. My body says hell yes.But my mind says be careful.* Crashing into Love is an insta-everything standalone instalove romance with a HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.

Sugar High: The Unexpected Journey of an Inexperienced Type 1 Diabetic

Alexandra Park - 2021

Let's Talk About Down There: An OB-GYN Answers All Your Burning Questions…without Making You Feel Embarrassed for Asking

Jennifer Lincoln - 2021
    Lincoln.Dr. Lincoln has been sharing her expertise as an OB-GYN to her millions of followers on TikTok, and now in this accessible, illustrated guide she answers real questions about vaginal, sexual, and reproductive health for fans and new readers alike.Let's Talk About Down There is like the health class you wish you had—think evidence-based, myth-busting sex ed where shame gets tossed out the window—in a format that’s as approachable as a fifteen-second video. Addressing topics such as hormones, menstrual cups, and birth control, all with the help of infographics and illustrations, this succinct, vibrant handbook answers the questions that you may have been too embarrassed to ask, so you’ll be empowered to make more informed health choices and truly care for yourself.

Cowboy Bikers MC Collection Books 1 - 4

Esther E. Schmidt - 2021
    These guys are not just bikers, cowboys or ranchers, but they are men of many trades and talents. And they all have one thing in common; protect the one woman who captures their attention at first glance. This collection contains the first four standalone stories.Each book in the Cowboy Bikers MC series is a standalone short story featuring a new couple and can be read together or separately. Includes: Love at first sight. Off the charts chemistry. HEA. And each story will leave you wanting more cowboy bikers!

Rescuing the Highlander's Healer

Lydia Kendall - 2021
    Kidnapped simply for being the daughter of a Laird, she falls into the vengeful hands of a man who is Lucifer reincarnated. In more ways than one.Raids and pillages by the Brodie clan have been the main problem on Jack’s mind for the past years. Until another one comes to be added to the pile: falling for the one woman that is out of bounds. And the one he kidnapped against her will.The fire inside Jack burns Lucia’s doubts about their love away, and the man she thought a villain carves his name into her heart. When someone orders attacks on her dying father Jack realizes that only one person would kick a man that is already down. And he wears the colors of his own clan.

Welcome to your teenager's brain

Abigail Baird - 2021
    They speak their own language, they abide by their own rules, and they seem to exist to drive adults crazy. But adolescence is a typical stage of human development that is the essential preparation for success in the adult world. The more you understand about your teen’s brain, the better prepared you will be to handle this turbulent time in your child’s life.Professor Abigail Baird has devoted the majority of her career to studying adolescence, and in this Audible Original, she shares the latest perspectives on this amazing time of cognitive and behavioral growth. The 10 lectures in this series will reveal that adolescent behavior is much easier to understand than most people think. Rather than seeing the teen years as a crucible to be endured by parents and young people alike, this series offers a practical perspective for adults who hope to help teens truly thrive in their personal journeys to adulthood—not merely to survive their adolescence.Whether you are a parent, someone who works with teens, or even a teen yourself, this course will shed new light on a period of human development that is all too often incorrectly described as a time where psychological peril is inevitable.

Residency: Blundering along with imposter syndrome (Playing Doctor, #2)

John Lawrence - 2021
    This candid autobiography will demystify medical education and inspire you. Equal parts heartfelt, self-deprecating humor, and irreverent storytelling, John takes us along for the ride as he tracks his transformation from uncertain, head injured, liberal-arts student to intern, resident and then medical doctor.

A Matter of Life and Death: Courage, compassion and the fight against coronavirus - a palliative care nurse's story

Kelly Critcher - 2021
    Day by day, wards were being cleared to make way for Covid-positive patients. Things were getting worse by the day. For the first time in my nursing career, I felt scared.As a palliative care nurse, it is Kelly Critcher's job to look death in the eye - to save a patient while the fight can still be won, and confront death with grace and kindness when it can't.In early 2020, everything changed for nurses on the NHS frontline. Working on Covid wards and the High Dependency Unit, Kelly spent the height of the coronavirus crisis at Northwick Park hospital - perhaps the UK hospital most deeply ravaged by the illness.She, and many others like her, battled tirelessly in a critical care unit pushed to breaking point, delivering the bad news and fighting the good fight, day-in, day-out, throughout the gravest test our health service has faced since its inception.Kelly's story weaves together her raw, emotional diaries from the COVID frontline with a broader reflection on the truths about a life spent caught between battling for her patients' lives and helping them face down death with courage and compassion. Bringing together the enormity of the last twelve months - and the scars it will leave - this is a book for our times.

You've Got Some Nerve: The Battle Back from an Invisible Injury

Derryen Plante - 2021
    Every step she took was in preparation for one day achieving that dream.Then, without warning, her dream was shattered.While completing a unit check at the juvenile prison where she worked, Derryen was violently attacked by one of the inmates. She suffered a traumatic brain injury that sent her into a spiral of PTSD, depression, and multiple medical interventions. As she navigated her life after the attack, Derryen struggled to accept her new reality. She'd built her entire life around a dream that no longer seemed possible. Without that, who was she?You've Got Some Nerve is Derryen's real, raw, and honest account of how she redefined her life, navigated the challenges unique to brain injury recovery, and found support in unexpected places. Her journey offers keen insight into how each of us can support those suffering with the long-term effects of an invisible injury.

A Passion for Poison: Serial killer. Poisoner. Schoolboy

Carol Ann Lee - 2021
    You will be disgusted and amazed.'Graham Young, confessing his crimes to detectivesThere are few criminal cases more astonishing yet less well-known than that of Graham Young. A quintessentially British crime story, it involves two sensational trials, murders both certain and probable, a clutch of forgiving relatives, and scores of surviving victims.A Passion for Poison tells the absorbing life of master poisoner, Graham Young, who killed many tens of people in a murderous career, which began as a 13 year-old schoolboy in a North-west London suburb, with the murder of his step-mother in 1960 before culminating in four further life sentences in 1971.Best-selling true crime writer, Carol Ann Lee takes the reader on an extraordinary journey through suburban streets with which we are all familiar, but where the commonplace - dull, even - soon becomes oppressively sinister. Set against the backdrop of modern Britain, from post-war austerity to the gloom and glam of the 1970s, it sheds light on a rapidly changing society and a gruesome British true crime story.

The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery

Ross Douthat - 2021
    It left him sleepless, crippled, wracked with pain--a shell of himself. After months of seeing doctors and descending deeper into a physical inferno, he discovered that he had a disease which according to CDC definitions does not actually exist: the chronic form of Lyme disease, a hotly contested condition that devastates the lives of tens of thousands of people but has no official recognition--and no medically approved cure.From a rural dream house that now felt like a prison, Douthat's search for help takes him off the map of official medicine, into territory where cranks and conspiracies abound and patients are forced to take control of their own treatment and experiment on themselves. Slowly, against his instincts and assumptions, he realizes that many of the cranks and weirdos are right, that many supposed hypochondriacs are victims of an indifferent medical establishment, and that all kinds of unexpected experiences and revelations lurk beneath the surface of normal existence, in the places underneath.The Deep Places is a story about what happens when you are terribly sick and realize that even the doctors who are willing to treat you can only do so much. Along the way, Douthat describes his struggle back toward health with wit and candor, portraying sickness as the most terrible of gifts. It teaches you to appreciate the grace of ordinary life by taking that life away from you. It reveals the deep strangeness of the world, the possibility that the reasonable people might be wrong, and the necessity of figuring out things for yourself. And it proves, day by dreadful day, that you are stronger than you ever imagined, and that even in the depths there is always hope.

Heal Yourself: Body ~ Mind ~ Spirit

Sandie Gascon - 2021
    It just needs the tools to do so. Heal Yourself ~ Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit ~ helps you discover the messages your body is sending, and it also shares the tools to aid your body in healing itself."Part One: Body" covers Sandie's whole-body approach to healing: rebuilding and rebalancing the body, removing stress, and addressing the root causes of chronic illness. All key systems in the body are covered, including functional laboratory test analysis to determine what support your body needs, and the forms of supplements that are right for you. Because everything in our body is connected, we must also focus on our mind and spirit in order to heal. When we change our negative thoughts, beliefs, and responses to ones that serve us, we remove a huge burden of stress from the body."Part Two: Mind" dives deep into all areas of personal growth, from empowering language to the Laws of Attraction, building healthy relationships to wealth consciousness, and so much more."Part Three: Spirit" is focused on meditations to help further your spiritual journey. Through meditation, you learn to become the observer of the body. From here suffering becomes optional, allowing you to shift to a vibration of peace where the body, mind and spirit can heal.

Stare at Me: How Being Blindsided Brings Life Into Focus

Joey Mullaney - 2021
    A rare degenerative disease would rob him of his ability to play sports. It would slur his speech and crash his confidence. It would even confine him to a motorized scooter as a teenager. In this true story about his life so far, Joey reveals how he came to terms with the unthinkable. Teens and young adults will see pieces of themselves and their experiences in Joey’s journey of acceptance. And they’ll laugh along with Joey as he stutters and stumbles his way to discovering his true identity and finding his place in the world.Stare at Me is more than an inspirational memoir. It’s the voice of a trusted friend that empowers every reader — the geek, the misfit, the introvert, the class president, the jock — to stare down whatever faces them and say, “I got this.”

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Healthy Options Cookbook: Health Begins in the Kitchen with over 200 Recipes, Tips, and Remedies from the Amish

Wanda E. Brunstetter - 2021
    Brunstetter, is valuable cookbook that offers healthy recipe options.   Everyone wants to feel healthy, right? Food can be one of our best medicines, and many Amish are known for seeking ways for health to begin in the kitchen. Brand new, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a helpful cookbook from Amish and Mennonite cooks who offer healthy recipe options. Over 200 recipes are divided into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks with labels for gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, etc. Also included are health tips and remedies. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, home cooks of all ages will be eager to add this cookbook to their collections.

A Brief Theology of Periods (Yes, Really): An Adventure for the Curious Into Bodies, Womanhood, Time, Pain and Purpose—And How to Have a Better Time of the Month

Rachel Jones - 2021
    And whether yours are mildly annoying, utterly debilitating or emotionally complicated, most of us have at one time or another asked: Why?!This warm, light-hearted, real, honest and at times surprising book gives a biblical perspective on menstruation, as well as a whole lot more. Beginning with periods, Rachel Jones takes readers on an adventure in theology, weaving together wide-ranging reflections on the nature of our bodies, the passing of time, the purpose of pain, and the meaning of life.One thing is for sure: you've never read a Christian book quite like this one.Whether you're in need of hope and help, or are just downright curious, you'll be refreshed and encouraged by this book. As Rachel puts it, "Whoever you are, my aim is that you reach the end of this book celebrating who God has made you, how God has saved you, and the fact that he speaks liberating and positive truth into all of life's experiences (even periods)".

A Duchess in the Apothecary Shop: A Historical Regency Romance Novel

Patricia Haverton - 2021

The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease

Daisy Hernández - 2021
    No one in her family, in either the United States or Colombia, spoke of infectious diseases, and even into her thirties, she only knew that her aunt had died of a rare illness called Chagas. But as Hernández dug deeper, she discovered that Chagas—or the kissing bug disease—is more prevalent in the United States than the Zika virus. Today, more than three hundred thousand Americans have Chagas.Why do some infectious diseases make headlines and others fall by the wayside? After her aunt’s death, Hernández begins searching for answers about who our nation chooses to take care of and who we ignore. Crisscrossing the country, she interviews patients, epidemiologists, and even veterinarians with the Department of Defense. She learns that outside of Latin America, the United States is the only country with the native insects—the “kissing bugs”—that carry the Chagas parasite. She spends a night in southwest Texas hunting the dreaded bug with university researchers. She also gets to know patients, like a mother whose premature baby was born infected with the parasite, his heart already damaged. And she meets one cardiologist battling the disease in Los Angeles County with local volunteers. The Kissing Bug tells the story of how poverty, racism, and public policies have conspired to keep this disease hidden—and how the disease intersects with Hernández’s own identity as a niece, sister, and daughter; a queer woman; a writer and researcher; and a citizen of a country that is only beginning to address the harms caused by Chagas, and the dangers it poses. A riveting and nuanced investigation into racial politics and for-profit healthcare in the United States, The Kissing Bug reveals the intimate history of a marginalized disease and connects us to the lives at the center of it all.

The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA

Jorge L. Contreras - 2021
    When attorney Chris Hansen learned that the U.S. government was issuing patents for human genes to biotech companies, his first thought was, How can a corporation own what makes us who we are? Then he discovered that women were being charged exorbitant fees to test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, tests they desperately needed—all because Myriad Genetics had patented the famous BRCA genes. So he sued them. Jorge L. Contreras, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on human genetics law, has devoted years to investigating the groundbreaking civil rights case known as AMP v. Myriad. In The Genome Defense Contreras gives us the view from inside as Hansen and his team of ACLU lawyers, along with a committed group of activists, scientists, and physicians, take their one-in-a-million case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Contreras interviewed more than a hundred key players involved in all aspects of the case—from judges and policy makers to ethicists and genetic counselors, as well as cancer survivors and those whose lives would be impacted by the decision—expertly weaving together their stories into a fascinating narrative of this pivotal moment in history.  The Genome Defense is a powerful and compelling story about how society must balance scientific discovery with corporate profits and the rights of all people.

The Last Time We Met

Maggie Brown - 2021
    Her penchant for one-night stands is as famous as her many songs.American Dr. Merritt Harrington now works for Doctors Without Borders and is at a crossroads in her life. Her last assignment in the Andes Mountains was harrowing, and her love life at a dead end. No one has been able to ignite even a tiny spark since Austen—damn her.When they meet again in Australia, Merritt is desperate to keep Austen at arm’s length. But temptation whispers in her ear.From the US to Peru to Australia and the highlands of Papua New Guinea, their desire for one another is on an uncontrollable collision course—with a force they may no longer be able to ignore.Genre: RomanceEditor: Cath WalkerCover Designer: Kayla Mancuso

Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life

Suzanne Koven - 2021
    Suzanne Koven published an essay describing the challenges faced by female physicians, including her own personal struggle with "imposter syndrome"—a long-held secret belief that she was not smart enough or good enough to be a “real” doctor. Accessed by thousands of readers around the world, Koven’s “Letter to a Young Female Physician” has evolved into a deeply felt reflection on her career in medicine.Koven tells candid and illuminating stories about her pregnancy during a grueling residency in the AIDS era; the illnesses of her child and aging parents during which her roles as a doctor, mother, and daughter converged, and sometimes collided; the sexism, pay inequity, and harassment that women in medicine encounter; and the twilight of her career during the COVID-19 pandemic. As she traces the arc of her life, Koven finds inspiration in literature and faces the near-universal challenges of burnout, body image, and balancing work with marriage and parenthood.Shining with warmth, clarity, and wisdom, Letter to a Young Female Physician reveals a woman forging her authentic identity in a modern landscape that is as overwhelming and confusing as it is exhilarating in its possibilities. Koven offers an indelible account, by turns humorous and profound, from a doctor, mother, wife, daughter, teacher, and writer who sheds light on our desire to find meaning, and on a way to be our own imperfect selves in the world.

My Broken Vagina: One Woman's Quest to Fix Her Sex Life, and Yours

Fran Bushe - 2021
    Unsurprisingly, neither worked.After a visit to Sex Camp and many attempts to fix her 'broken' vagina, Fran decided to share her own hilarious, excruciating, and sometimes upsetting experiences. With the help of her 16 year old self's diary, expert advice,  candid and enlightening interviews with others about sex,  and some self-care exercises, Fran sets about trying to make herself, and other people, feel like they're not being gaslit by their own vaginas.


Hilary Jones - 2021
    From wars to a pandemic, the discovery of penicillin to the birth of the NHS, successive generations of the Burnett family are at the vanguard of life-saving developments in medicine.Frontline is the story of an aristocrat's daughter who joins the war effort as a nurse. In a field hospital in rural France she meets Will, a dockworker's son serving as a stretcher-bearer. As rumours of an armistice begin to circulate, so too does a mysterious respiratory illness that soldiers are referring to as the 'Spanish flu'.

Rezoom: The Powerful Reframe to End the Crash-and-Burn Cycle of Food Addiction

Susan Peirce Thompson - 2021

The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich

Thom Hartmann - 2021
    Taiwan's single-payer system enabled the country to implement a nationwide coronavirus test-and-contact-trace program without shutting down its economy, resulting in just seven deaths, while in the United States more than 350,000 have died.Hartmann offers a deep dive into the shameful history of American healthcare, showing how greed, racism, and oligarchic corruption led to the current sickness for profit system. Modern attempts to create some kind of government healthcare have been hobbled at every turn--including Obamacare, which Hartmann regards as basically a sellout to the health insurance industry.There is a simple solution: Medicare for all. Hartmann describes the extraordinary benefits it would provide the American people and economy and the steps we need to take to make it a reality. It is time for America to join every industrialized country in the world and make health a right, not a privilege.

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Arup Chakraborty - 2021
    History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work-- concepts that are a foundation for our public health policies.

To Star the Dark

Doireann Ní Ghríofa - 2021
    Poems of blood and birdsong, of rain and desire, of aftermath and ambivalence, each spoken by a voice, which – like the starlings – sings, at once, both past and present.

You and Me

Jade Winters - 2021
    Frustrated, heartbroken and caught in the headlights, the last thing Alice needs is another relationship, but there’s something about Kerry which draws her in. As time passes, professional ethics are tested and lines blur as Alice and Kerry grow closer.However, when Alice discovers Kerry’s secret, she decides that fate may have brought them together… but fate, it appears, has a mind of its own…

Face: A Memoir

Marcia Meier - 2021
    Over the next fifteen years she underwent twenty surgeries and spent days blinded by bandages, her hands tied to the sides of her hospital bed. Scarred both physically and emotionally, abused at school, blamed and rejected by her mother, Marcia survived and went on to create a successful life as a journalist, a wife and mother. But at midlife her controlled world began to fall apart, and Marcia began a journey into the darkness of her past, her true identity, her deepest beliefs - a spiritual and emotional exploration that resulted in the creation of Face.

What's Missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness

Saray Stancic - 2021
    Saray Stancic was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. By 2003, she walked regularly with a cane, had given up virtually all unnecessary physical activity, and was on numerous medications, all with horrible side effects.After stumbling upon some studies that linked MS outcomes to diet and lifestyle, Dr. Stancic undertook a radically different approach to managing her illness. Within a relatively short time period she was off all MS medications, walking normally, resumed dancing, and in 2010 she ran a marathon!Today she lives an active, symptom free life, and takes no medications for multiple sclerosis.Now, in What’s Missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness, Dr. Stancic shares her own inspiring story and explains the incredible power that specific lifestyle changes can have for those living with chronic illness. Her prescription to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis, and many others, is what readers will find in this book.Dr. Stancic is also highly critical of the medical community’s lack of success when it comes to treating chronic illness, and that’s why What’s Missing from Medicine is both a prescription for a better life for each of us, as well as a clarion call for the medical establishment to make these lifestyle changes an integral part of the practice of medicine.