Turning Point

Turning Point

Large Print - 2019
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Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco's busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie's popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever. These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. As professionals, they will gain invaluable knowledge from the program. As ordinary men and women, they will find that the City of Light opens up incredible new possibilities, exhilarating, enticing, and frightening. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before--with consequences that will last a lifetime.
Publisher: [New York] :, Random House Large Print,, [2019]
©2019
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781984827661
1984827669
Branch Call Number: F Steel
Characteristics: 323 pages (large print) ;,24 cm
large print, rda

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Daily
Apr 11, 2019

D. Steele books keep improving...…..good read.

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joyce7382
Mar 09, 2019

I liked this story with a surprise ending. I have never been disappointed in Ms. Steel
books.

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writermala
Mar 09, 2019

This is a book about four trauma doctors, the best in their field, working in the San Francisco Bay area. As one of the doctors states in the book "most people in trauma didn't seem to have stable home lives." The book is well written but I felt the doctors had way too involved personal lives in addition to their professional careers. The four doctors are chosen to travel to Paris to collaborate with four of their counterparts there. More emotional personal drama follows which could be interesting or irritating depending on your state of mind. There is an unexpected incidence of mass violence when they are there which proves to be a turning point for them. When the French doctors visit California the lives are settled satisfactorily after some more drama. All in all one of Steel's better works and not a bad read.

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abbydog2
Feb 28, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. If you have a medical background you will find the plot fascinating.

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pharra19
Feb 12, 2019

Not her best.
The characters came across as caricatures rather than human beings. We have the doctor who tries unsuccessfully to balance her career with her home life, another who's affair with a married man has robbed her of too many years, the charismatic, charming devil-may-care man who goes through women like water, and one whose divorce has left him alone and unwilling to give love another chance.
They all have reached a turning point in their lives, and a tragic incident during a training exchange in France forces them to confront their demons.

Unfortunately the plot is totally predictable, as is the case with most of Ms. Steel's books.
But this one just lacked any zing.

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