Category Archives: Pre-meeting reading

Upcoming Book Group: June 13th at noon and June 15th at 7:30am – Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, by Mark Vonnegut

This month we read Mark Vonnegut’s 2010 memoir, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So.  Dr. Vonnegut describes his family as highly creative but plagued with a deep history of mental illness.  Unable to escape his dark family legacy, the author struggles with bipolar disorder … Continue reading

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Next Book Group: The Warmth of Other Suns

*Great News! Isabel Wilkerson will be discussing The Warmth of Other Suns at the Newton Free Library on Monday, March 19 at 7pm! Thanks to Maxine Milstein from the Office of Faculty Development for bringing this exciting event to our attention. … Continue reading

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Next Book Group Meeting: Thursday, July 7 (noon) and Friday, July 8 (7:30 a.m.)

Danielle Ofri’s Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients is the book for discussion at the July meeting.  Dr. Ofri’s website offers links to her “blog” which is a list of her recent articles in the New York Times, a link to … Continue reading

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Next Book Group Meeting: Thursday, June 9 (noon) and Friday, June 10 (7:30 a.m.)

The June discussion will center on Alan Brennert’s historical fiction, Moloka’i.  The book tells the story of Rachel Aouli Kalama Utagawa who, at the age of seven, contracts leprosy and is first placed at a center on Oahu (where her family lives) and … Continue reading

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Next Book Group: May 5, 2011 at noon and May 13, 2011 at 7:30am—Brother, I’m Dying, by Edwidge Danticat

This month’s book group sessions will be discussing the 2011 Children’s Hospital Read Together book, Brother, I’m Dying, by Edwidge Danticat.  This award-winning autobiography tells the story of Danticat’s father and uncle, Haitian brothers whose lives diverge when Danticat’s father moves his … Continue reading

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New York Times features article about Haiti by Children’s Hospital Reads Together panelist, Dennis Rosen, MD

Yesterday’s New York Times ran an article by Dennis Rosen, MD, Children’s doctor and panelist in the upcoming CHB Reads Together 2011 Children’s Hospital in Haiti Panel Discussion.   The article, “Without his mother’s milk, a Haitian boy is lost,” features a story about working … Continue reading

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Next noon book group meeting: April 7th to discuss Samuel Shem’s The House of God

Written over 30 years ago, The House of God is a classic book about modern medical training.  Stephen Bergman, who published The House of God under the pen name “Samuel Shem,” based this biting tale about a doctor embarking on … Continue reading

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