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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|Title of Fantasy eBook: The Diagnosis of Love|
|Release Date: 02-27-2007|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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The Diagnosis of Love
“Sometimes a sign can be equivocal or even contrary to what you’d expect.” –Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
My brother, Ben, says that the story starts here, in the Volvo going 80 mph on our way to Chautauqua, New York. I think it started four months ago when Mama died. Or twenty years ago, when she left for the first time. But Ben says no. He says this is The Beginning, and I defer to him because a) He’s six minutes older than me, and b) If it weren’t for my ruse, we wouldn’t be on our way to Chautauqua in the first place.
I’m becoming more and more nervous as we hurtle down Route 79 in the pouring rain. An ominous oil tanker looms in my rearview mirror, while tandem tractor trailers rumble just ahead. I’m nervous because the last person on earth that I want to be doing me a favor–Dr. Mary Worthington–is doing me a favor: making hospital rounds in the ICU this morning so that I could get an early start on our road trip. No doubt Mary will try to negotiate completely unreasonable paybacks for her trouble. Then there’s the real reason my palms are clammy and my heart keeps turning over: I’m afraid that Mama isn’t going to show up.
Meet me there, Mama, I pray, gripping the clumsy steering wheel.
“Are you okay?” Ben asks, glancing up from his Time magazine. I can’t understand how he is able to read in a moving vehicle without vomiting.
“Why?” I ask, downshifting.
“You look funny. And you’re driving so . . . erratically.”
“I am not,” I say, stampi