Indies Introduce


  • The Beauty in Breaking, Michele Harper
    Riverhead Books, 9780525537380, July 7, 2020 (Non-Fiction)

    “This memoir is a fascinating examination of a life dedicated to helping others, and an illuminating, up-close view of what happens in emergency rooms. And the author’s perspective as one of few female African American ER doctors is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the profession.”

    Mary Williams, Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA)

    “Harper’s beautifully written memoir is both insightful and inspirational. She shares her story of a difficult childhood and starting a new job in a new city after the breakup of her marriage. But as an emergency room physician, her daily interactions with staff and patients open her eyes to wisdom and lessons that she embraces as she allows herself to heal.”

    Maxwell Gregory, Lake Forest Book Store (Lake Forest, IL)

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