One Nurse Universe
I received my copy today & started reading it right away. I’m riveted by your writing style and especially by your compassion, sense of humor and by the details! And, WOW, what a breadth of experiences you have had over the years! As I’m reading, I’m remembering some of my own patient experiences and it makes me smile. Thanks for writing this. It’s wonderful! ❤️
Let me just say that the liner notes don’t lie – if you are easily grossed out, be forewarned. However, I found the book quite compelling. Nurse Susan has a very clear, strong speaking voice and the vignettes are told in an easy conversational style. It’s as if she’s sitting next to you sharing war stories of her days in the trenches. You grimace, you laugh, you weep, and you shake your head in disbelief at some of these tales. Turnage has had a very diverse career and this makes for great variety in the telling. We don’t read about the day in and day out drudgery of nursing. We hear about the highs and lows and 'what the hells?' The story jumps back and forth in time, occasionally leaving the reader behind, but there is an internal logic here.