The Diagnosis of Love: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, 2007 M02 27 - 400 pages
This charming and accomplished novel chronicles a young doctor’s journey to heal her own heart–in a tale that will resonate with every woman who has ever tried to make a new start.

Dr. Holly Campbell is trying to outrun the symptoms of her life: her grief over her mother’s recent death, her chronic missteps at love, and, most of all, the doubts she’s had about her career since she started resenting her patients for being sick. So answering an ad for a residency program in rural England seems like the perfect escape.

By leaving home, Holly is following in her mother’s footsteps. But while her mother fled to medical school on Grenada, Holly has come to an odd little English hospital–where fate intervenes. For Holly no sooner learns that practicing medicine in England is like driving on the wrong side of the road than her twin brother’s runaway fiancée shows up on her doorstep, her grade-school crush turns up in her dormitory, and her mother’s old lover appears at lunch. How can Holly cure their ailments if she can’t even diagnose her own? Filled with the heartbreaking and healing powers of love, The Diagnosis of Love is the witty, warm, perceptive tale of a young doctor colliding with the past–and choosing her own future.
 

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A young doctor learns the true meaning of "physician, heal thyself" in Leffler's inspiring debut. Dr. Holly Campbell and her twin, Ben, attend a psychic's TV show in the hopes of achieving some ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
29
Section 4
50
Section 5
79
Section 6
96
Section 7
120
Section 8
156
Section 14
246
Section 15
262
Section 16
279
Section 17
288
Section 18
299
Section 19
311
Section 20
322
Section 21
358

Section 9
174
Section 10
188
Section 11
207
Section 12
228
Section 13
236
Section 22
362
Section 23
369
Section 24
375
Section 25
386
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Page 9 - Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

About the author (2007)

Maggie Leffler is a family practice physician in Pittsburgh, where she lives with her husband and son. This is Maggie's first novel, and she is currently at work on her second, which Delta will publish in 2008.

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