Healing Paradise [NOOK Book]

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In Gay Courter’s long-awaited medical saga, brilliant and beautiful Rosalind Winters enters Cornell Medical school along with the only three other women admitted that year. Few expect her to succeed except for her champion and mentor, Alexander Sawyer. A frightening accident almost ends her career before it begins. She finds clinical excellence in a carnival side show, which leads her into the emerging specialty of neonatal medicine. Then forces beyond her control conspire to destroy her hopes and dreams as the ...
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Healing Paradise

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In Gay Courter’s long-awaited medical saga, brilliant and beautiful Rosalind Winters enters Cornell Medical school along with the only three other women admitted that year. Few expect her to succeed except for her champion and mentor, Alexander Sawyer. A frightening accident almost ends her career before it begins. She finds clinical excellence in a carnival side show, which leads her into the emerging specialty of neonatal medicine. Then forces beyond her control conspire to destroy her hopes and dreams as the Second World War begins and she has to fight for her job, her life and her love. Healing Paradise takes the spellbound reader through the rigors of medical school, the tragic lives of patients felled by the fickle fate of disease, organizing a hospital unit for war, and to the tranquil slopes of a TB sanitorium where every breath is a gift of life. Irresistible in its storytelling power, this is one of the finest medical novels set at the moment in time when new discoveries in antibiotics cured everything—except the problems of the heart.
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Editorial Reviews

Carol Stoner
Why is ‘The Midwife’ such an important book? Chances are slim that you have ever read a novel by a woman that also provides an impressive body of knowledge about a subject of special interest to us.” (The Midwife)
Gloria Goldreich
"Courter's canvas is startling broad and colorful...it teaches as it engages the imagination." ("The Midwife's Advice")
John Barkham
“A superior, multilayered espionage and betrayal…Intense, ambitious…it never relaxes its grip on the reader!” ("Code Ezra")
Noah Gordon
“A terrific read…Hannah Sokolow is back, cutting a vibrant path through New York in the early 1900s and teaching her patients that women deserve full-blown eroticism as much as men do.” (The Midwife's Advice)
Tracy Rouget
“Gripping…Creates a mesmerizing reality, subtly etched with historical detail.” ("Flowers in the Blood")
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013344907
  • Publisher: Egret E-Book Editions
  • Publication date: 9/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 791,589
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

GAY COURTER HAS WORKED CONTINUOUSLY IN FILM AND television production since graduation from Antioch College and has produced more than 200 documentary and educational films. She is author of bestselling novels with over three million copies in print worldwide including The Midwife, The Midwife’s Advice, Code Ezra, River of Dreams, and Flowers in the Blood. Her non-fiction works include The Beansprout Book and I Speak For This Child: True Stories of a Child Advocate, and How To Survive Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis. Her latest historical, medical novel is Healing Paradise.
Gay has served as a volunteer in the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program since 1989 in which she acts as the court appointed advocate for neglected and abused children. Her book about her experiences, I Speak For This Child: True Stories of a Child Advocate, brought national attention to the cause. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Day One, NBC Weekend Edition, and in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor and other national publications as an expert on these issues and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Gay has also received the Child Advocate of the Year award in Florida for her work as a Guardian Ad Litem, the Sharon Solomon Child Advocate Award from the Florida Center for Children and Youth, and special recognition from the Florida Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television, Inc. for her work on Where’s My Chance? The Case for Our Children, which also won an Emmy. Gay received her second Emmy from the National Academy of Arts and Television Sciences, Suncoast Chapter, for a series of public service announcements called Solutions for America’s Children. In 2004, Gay, her husband, Philip, and daughter, Ashley, jointly won the Angels in Adoption award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Gay is married to her collaborator in documentary films Philip Courter. They have produced several hundred films and specialize in media about children’s issues and strengthening family. They also are committed to films about worldwide hunger and its solutions. Those projects include Freedom From Famine: The Norman Borlaug Story and Amua: We Have Decided.
The Courters have two sons, Blake, a specialist in computer design development and engineer; and Joshua, an ethnographic filmmaker and builder/designer. In 1998, they adopted Ashley, then age 12, who spent 9 years of her
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  • Posted September 30, 2011

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    EPIC NOVEL about determination, love, death,war & surrival.

    Healing Paradise is the new novel by international best selling author Gay Courter. Rosalind Winters (Rozy) enters medical school at a time (1938) when women weren't readily accepted. This book is about determination, love, death, war and survival. From the beginning this epic tale caught me up in ROZY'S story and was impossible to put down!! I was involved in Rozy's life and amazed at the facts (medical, war, religion) I learned. I loved HEALING PARADISE and was sad when it ended. Gay Courter wound me into this book and I'm hoping for a sequel!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Amazing book! Would recommend to anyone! Being a woman working

    Amazing book! Would recommend to anyone!
    Being a woman working in healthcare, appreciate the historical view and reality of how things were.

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