"New York Times Book Review" Editor's Choice
"A" - "Entertainment Weekly"
#1 September Book - "Christian Science Monitor"
One of "USA Today"'s "Coolest Books" for Fall
"What we have here is masterly reporting and the glow of fine writing." - Sherwin B. Nuland, """New York Times Book Review
"Dr. Fink more than delivers. She writes with a seasoned sense of how doctors and nurses improvise in emergencies, and about the ethical realms in which they work. The first half of this book, which is well paced, covers the five days of the title. Then the viewfinder shifts to an entwined legal and political story in which state authorities pursue a homicide investigation. That so many people, starkly divided over the question of whether crimes had been committed, come off as decent and appealing makes this book an absorbing read. Dr. Fink brings a shimmering intelligence to its many narrative cul-de-sacs, which consider medical, legal and ethical issues.... By reporting the depth of those gruesome hours in Memorial before the helicopters came, and giving weight to medical ethics as grounded in the law, Sheri Fink has written an unforgettable story. "Five Days at Memorial" is social reporting of the first rank."- Jason Berry, "New York Times"
"The journalist and doctor Sheri Fink published a meticulous investigation of these deaths in the "New York""Times Magazine" and on the Web site of ProPublica, in 2009. Her work won a Pulitzer Prize. And now comes the book. In "Five Days at Memorial," the contours of the story remain the same, yet Fink imbues them with far more narrative richness, making the doctors seem both more sympathetic and more culpable. Fink also expands on the ethical conundrums, which have festered over time and seem to gain fresh urgency."--TheNewYorker.com
"A triumph of journalism...Fink re-creates this world with mastery and sensitivity, revealing the full humanity of each character. Unlike post-storm commentaryishow more