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  • The Broken Veranda

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    Joanne E. Beattie wrote The Broken Veranda as a fictionalized account of her older sister’s experience with polio. Although Joanne wasn’t alive when her sister contracted the disease, she often heard older members of her family talk about the ...


  • You Might Feel a Little Prick

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    A screaming snowman plummets from the top floor of Cleveland Mercy Hospital—a decaying relic built before the first pandemic—and disappears into the snow drifts below. By the time his thawed corpse is discovered the following spring, a body count of ...


  • Mama, My Hero

    A Story of a nurse's bravery during the COVID-19 Pandemic by

    Mama, My Hero highlights the realities of the current pandemic and the magic of a uniquely innocent perspective. This is the story of one day in the life of an intensive care unit nurse working during the COVID-19 pandemic, as told by her unborn ...


  • The Chair Beside the Bed

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    IN A SERIES OF INTIMATE VIGNETTES, The Chair Beside the Bed explores the individual experience of death through the eyes of caregivers. Each story in this collection examines a unique journey towards death, showing how a person facing death—and ...


  • The Enhancer

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    Fifteen-year-old Jason is in trouble… again. Exiled to the hallway after yet another class disruption, his abilities might be different than the ADHD and bipolar disorder he’s been diagnosed with. It’s tough for Jason to sort through the thoughts in ...


  • Looking for Daisy

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    Sixty-two-year-old Marguerite has just had her second breast cancer diagnosis following a routine mammogram—and this time she will have to undergo a full mastectomy. Scared and discouraged, she keeps the news to herself so she doesn’t spoil an ...


  • Do You Think You Will Ever Go Back?

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    From hikers encountering grizzly bears to doctors in makeshift Haitian hospitals, the characters in Do You Think You’ll Ever Go Back? are full of curiosity and persistence. Many of these stories follow doctors at various points in their careers, ...


  • The Game

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    This traditional-style murder mystery takes place in the unlikely setting of a hospital where an innocuous game, which medical staff play to hone their professional skills, provides the stimulus for murder. When Katlin’s long-time friend dies ...


  • It's About Luke

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    “Mom, if there was a car accident, who would you save first?” *** Luke Poole is an ordinary boy struggling between the everyday normal and the fringe world of David, his older, severely disabled ...


  • The Incident

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    John Paul Bennett is a happy man. His first and only marriage is strong. His teenage son and daughter have no major issues. He is a respected senior negotiator for the U.S. State Department. And, after a quick trip to Paris he’s looking forward to ...