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ADVANCE Launches Enhanced Nurse Book Club

Published 19 September 11 11:40 AM
Our wildly popular Nurse Book Club has been revamped to include more books on timely matters affecting today's nurses. Featuring non-fiction and fiction books, our interactive book club brings together nurses, nurse leaders and student nurses. Nurse Book Club also features author interviews and reviews from nurses like you!  

Many of our books can be purchased in the ADVANCE Healthcare Shop. Here's an overview of our featured books:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Now a major motion picture, The Help explores the drastic lines drawn between black maids and the white families they work for during 1960s Mississippi. Fresh from college, Skeeter Phelan returns to her hometown of Jackson with dreams of becoming an author. Her homecoming is unsettled when she finds the beloved maid who raised her inexplicably gone. Turning to other maids for answers, Skeeter's journey eventually leads her to write a book from the their perspective - a move that sheds light on issues of morality, race and gender bias and has dramatic consequences for Skeeter. Get a more detailed summary here.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: A True Story by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Elisabeth Tova Baily was 34, healthy and vibrant when she returned home from Europe. She contracts a mysterious viral or bacterial pathogen, which damaged her autonomic nervous system, eventually leaving her bedridden. Confined to a studio apartment 50 miles from her farmhouse in New England, Tova Bailey struggled to regain her health and strength. Her only constant companion became a snail that hitched a ride on a plant given to her as a gift. "Everything about a snail is cryptic, and it was precisely this air of mystery that first captured my interest," she writes. "My own life, I realized, was becoming just as cryptic...I was simply homebound, like a snail pulled into its shell."

This book benefits people searching for emotional and spiritual strength, but also easily translates to any reading list for a biology or nursing student. Click here for more information.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Written by a physician, Cutting for Stone unfolds in 1954 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the day of a birth. Dr. Thomas Stone is a brilliant British surgeon who flees the Ethiopian capital after one of his patients dies in childbirth. Her babies - two twin boys - are raised by another physician. The boys, Marion and Shiva, grow up amid Ethiopia's political turmoil and eventually become physicians themselves. A betrayal and broken heart nearly severs the twins' close bond. Cutting for Stone tells the story of hope and redemption. Get a more detailed summary here

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