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Oxygen

3 Ratings: 4.3
a book by Carol Cassella

Product Description   With the compassion of Jodi Picoult and the medical realism of Atul Gawande, Oxygen is a riveting new novel by a real-life anesthesiologist, an intimate story of relationships and family that collides with a high-stakes … see full wiki

Author: Carol Cassella
Genre: General Fiction, Medical Drama
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Simon & Schuster Hardcover Ed edition (July 1, 2008)
Date Published: (July 1, 2008)
2 reviews about Oxygen
review by . April 17, 2009
Author Carol Cassella brings medical realism to this drama, which opens with Dr. Marie Heaton's carefully ordered world falling apart in the operating room. Dr. Heaton is an anesthesiologist, with the professionalism and attention to detail that makes her excellent at her job. A bad outcome, a bereft mother, and the round of self-recrimination begins. The expected legal difficulties can't match Marie's guilt and obsession. Had she missed something in her patient's physical condition that led to …
review by . November 25, 2008
Oxygen by Carol Cassella
Dr. Marie Heaton, thirty-seven and unmarried, is an anesthesiologist at First Lutheran Hospital in Seattle Washington. On the staff with her is her ex-lover and now best friend Joe Hillary. Marie is happy at her chosen profession, not regretting giving up marriage and family for her career. She is friends with a great many of the staff at the hospital, and has a good relationship with her sister in Fort Worth TX. Only with her father does Marie find difficulty, an inability to communicate with him …
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