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The Resource Oxygen, Carol Wiley Cassella

Oxygen, Carol Wiley Cassella

Label
Oxygen
Title
Oxygen
Statement of responsibility
Carol Wiley Cassella
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Dr. Marie Heaton is an anesthesiologist at the height of her profession. She has worked, lived and breathed her career since medical school, and she now practices at a top Seattle hospital. Marie has carefully constructed and constricted her life according to empirical truths, to the science and art of medicine. But when her tried-and-true formula suddenly deserts her during a routine surgery, she must explain the nightmarish operating room disaster and face the resulting malpractice suit. Marie's best friend, colleague and former lover, Dr. Joe Hillary, becomes her closest confidante as she twists through depositions, accusations and a remorseful preoccupation with the mother of the patient in question. As she struggles to salvage her career and reputation, Marie must face hard truths about the path she's chosen, the bridges she's burned and the colleagues and superiors she's mistaken for friends."
  • "A quieter crisis is simultaneously unfolding within Marie's family. Her aging father is losing his sight and approaching an awkward dependency on Marie and her sister, Lori. But Lori has taken a more traditional path than Marie and is busy raising a family. Although Marie has been estranged from her Texas roots for decades, the ultimate responsibility for their father's care is falling on her." "As her carefully structured life begins to collapse, Marie confronts questions of love and betrayal, family bonds and the price of her own choices. Set against the natural splendor of Seattle, and inside the closed vaults of hospital operating rooms, Oxygen climaxes in a final twist that is as heartrending as it is redeeming."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A tangled malpractice suit in the wake of an operating room disaster shatters the career and carefully constructed identity of anesthesiologist Marie Heaton, who also struggles with her recently blind father's increasing dependence
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257547
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassella, Carol Wiley
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single women
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Seattle (Wash.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Oxygen, Carol Wiley Cassella
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0811/2007037542-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000042215572
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781416556107
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Label
Oxygen, Carol Wiley Cassella
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0811/2007037542-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000042215572
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781416556107
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)

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