The Visiting Physician by Susan Shreve

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Treating a bacterial outbreak that is threatening the children of small-town Meridian, a visiting pediatrics resident is confronted by local hostilities and solves a devastating family mystery. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.

About Susan Shreve

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Susan Richards Shreve is the author of twelve novels and a number of books for children. She is a professor at George Mason University and the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She lives in Washington, D. C.
Published March 1, 1996 by Nan A. Talese. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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People say that the town's woes began a couple months earlier when a CBS camera crew moved in to make a documentary about Meridian, a place meant to represent ``the pure product of America.'' But Helen knows that the dark side of Meridian has existed longer than that--years ago, when she summered...

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Three events have occurred before pediatric resident Dr. Helen Fielding, the protagonist of Shreve's latest novel (after The Train Home) comes to Meridian, Ohio, as a ""visiting physician,'' filling in for the town's only doctor, who has left under a cloud.

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