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Diane gives an overview of the book:

This “brilliant, engaging, cleverly manipulated piece of fiction” (San Francisco Chronicle), written by the author of Le Divorce, captures the moral dilemmas and life-and-death decisions that are the foundation of hospital life, portraying the continuous clashes of motive and sensibility that create the ongoing comedy of medical manners.
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This “brilliant, engaging, cleverly manipulated piece of fiction” (San Francisco Chronicle), written by the author of Le Divorce, captures the moral dilemmas and life-and-death decisions that are the foundation of hospital life, portraying the continuous clashes of motive and sensibility that create the ongoing comedy of medical manners.

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About Diane

A two-time finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Diane Johnson has drawn comparisons to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton with her comedies of manners about Americans living and loving abroad.

Johnson’s books include L’Affaire (2004...

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Published Reviews

Dec.13.2007

Le Divorce … reminds us that even in our own day it remains, as Henry James said, a complex fate to be an American; that one of the difficulties Americanism still entails is taking up a...

Dec.13.2007

For [Johnson], Paris is the Paris most Americans dream of, and for visitors eager to get off the beaten track of tourist sites and follow a more intimate and imaginative route, her book will prove a highly...