The Doctor and the Diva

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Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.75 X 1.15 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143119302
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About the Author

Adrienne McDonnell has taught literature and fiction writing at the University of California, Berkeley. The Doctor and the Diva is based in part on the true story of her son's great-great grandmother. McDonnell was inspired by hundreds of pages of family letters and memories of elderly relatives, long haunted by the story. Chosen by the American Booksellers Association as an Indie Next Notable Book, rights to the The Doctor and the Diva have sold in ten countries. McDonnell lives near San Francisco. The Doctor and the Diva is her first novel.

Reviews

"Some novels just naturally enslave you, and this is one of them. . . . Serious and gripping . . . [a] brilliant debut novel."
--The Washington Post

"Desire has a dangerous side, a fact this sumptuous novel delights in . . . [An] explosive tale. Read the book now, then place bets on when the movie version will come out."
--Redbook

"The tugs of work and family propel this engrossing tale."
--Good Housekeeping (Book Pick)

"This amazing debut novel . . . is, quite simply, one of the best novels I've read all year."
--The Historical Novels Review (Editor's Choice)

"The Doctor and the Diva is so beautifully written and lushly set it was impossible for me to put down, and the characters continue to haunt me long after I turned the last page."
--Sara Gruen, bestselling author of Water for Elephants and Ape House

"An incredibly moving tale of passion, regret, and ultimate triumph. I loved it. Adrienne McDonnell has created some of the most memorable characters I've ever met. A superb achievement."
--Julie Garwood, bestselling author of Hotshot