Northern Nurse

Northern Nurse

by Elliott Merrick
     
 

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"Every word of it I enjoyed, and I don't think that there is a single change to be made in it," wrote legendary editor Maxwell Perkins when he read the manuscript of Northern Nurse in 1941.
The public agreed, keeping it on the New York Times bestseller list for 17 weeks. Now a new edition of this classic is available from The Countryman Press.
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Overview

"Every word of it I enjoyed, and I don't think that there is a single change to be made in it," wrote legendary editor Maxwell Perkins when he read the manuscript of Northern Nurse in 1941.
The public agreed, keeping it on the New York Times bestseller list for 17 weeks. Now a new edition of this classic is available from The Countryman Press.
By turns lyrical, comic, and genuinely moving, Northern Nurse tells the story of Australian nurse Kate Austen and her adventures at Labrador's Grenfell Mission. Written by her husband, Elliott Merrick, it celebrates not only the unspoiled realm of the North, but also a woman's self-fulfillment there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881502992
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
10/17/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Elliott Merrick is the author of eight books, four drawing on his experiences in Labrador. Merrick farmed, worked for the Office of War Information during World War II, and taught at the University of Vermont and Black Mountain College. Merrrick continued to live near Asheville, North Carolina until his death.

Lawrence Millman has written extensively about the North. His books include Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, and Hero Jesse.

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