Catching Babies by J.D. Kleinke

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Birth, and death. Two ends of the same spectrum. And sometimes the only person standing between is a tired, overworked resident with personal problems of her own.

Welcome to the world of Catching Babies. In the halls of a busy metropolitan teaching hospital, a group of OB/GYN doctors complete their residencies and embark on ambitious careers, all while trying to hold their lives together at the seams. Jay is running from a life he’s tried to leave behind, while Katie sacrifices everything she has to serve an endless parade of needy patients. Anna is out trying to save the world, while Tracy is trying to save twins dying in utero. Based on true stories from delivery rooms and labor decks, Catching Babies spins the doctors’ stories into a gripping mosaic of the obsessions, the anxieties, and the heroism of doctors who have chosen to preside over life’s greatest medical drama—high-risk childbirth.

About J.D. Kleinke

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J.D. Kleinke is a medical economist, health industry leader, and the author of Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century and Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, JAMA, Barron's, the British Medical Journal, and other publications. Catching Babies is his first novel.
Published March 1, 2011 by Fourth Chapter Books. 338 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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