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Barbara's Book Club

Books are reserved at the Emporia Library front desk under the Barbara's Book Club name.  

Be sure to ask for a 6 week loan.

Barbara's Book Club

Come join this relaxed group of book loving people!

No meeting in June!

Opened up to new members now!

New members not required to have read book.

Friday, July 12th, 11:30am at

Applebees in Emporia.

  We will be discussing the book

"The Nurse's Secret:  A Thrilling Historical Novel

of the Dark Side of Gilded Age New York City"

by Amanda Skenandore

 

Questions, please contact Malonne Davies

620-794-4324.

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Based on Florence Nightingale’s nursing principles, Bellevue is the first school of its kind in the country. Where once nurses were assumed to be ignorant and unskilled, Bellevue prizes discipline, intellect, and moral character, and only young women of good breeding need apply. At first, Una balks at her prim classmates and the doctors’ endless commands. Yet life on the streets has prepared her for the horrors of injury and disease found on the wards, and she slowly gains friendship and self-respect. 

Just as she finds her footing, Una’s suspicions about a patient’s death put her at risk of exposure, and will force her to choose between her instinct for self-preservation, and exposing her identity in order to save others.

Amanda Skenandore brings her medical expertise to a page-turning story that explores the evolution of modern nursing—including the grisly realities of nineteenth-century medicine—as seen through the eyes of an intriguing and dynamic heroine.

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