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    DescriptionNestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern American life. But when the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, a crisis that had once seemed an "urban problem" had arrived in the town to stay. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Verghese became by necessity the local AIDS expert, soon besieged by a shocking number of male and female patients whose stories came to occupy his mind, and even take over his life. Verghese brought a singular perspective to Johnson City: as a doctor unique in his abilities; as an outsider who could talk to people suspicious of local practitioners; above all, as a writer of grace and compassion who saw that what was happening in this conservative community was both a medical and a spiritual emergency. Out of his experience comes a startling but ultimately uplifting portrait of the American heartland as it confronts--and surmounts--its deepest prejudices and fears.


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    Title
    My Own Country
    Subtitle
    A Doctor's Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abraham Verghese
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679752929
    ISBN 10: 0679752927
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST
    BISAC V2.8: MED104000, BIO017000
    DC21: 362.1969792
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/AIDS, CULT/DPSOUT
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/TENNES
    BISAC V2.8: HEA039020, BIO026000
    DC22: 362.1/969792/00976897
    LC classification: RA644.A25 V47 1995
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: RA644.A25V
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.7.0.0
    Thema V1.0: VFJB, MJCJ2, JH, DNBT
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books ed
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST "A fine mix of compassion and precision.... Verghese makes indelible narratives of his cases, and they read like wrenching short stories." --Pico Iyer, "Time" "A richly textured portrait of a small Southern town.... Immensely moving. In describing his own odyssey as a healer, Verghese displays rare candor and eloquence." --"USA Today ""Memorable.... Fascinating. We come away from My Own Country with an abiding admiration for the good and compassionate work Dr. Verghese has conducted." --Michael Dorris, "Los Angeles Times ""Remarkable.... An account of the plague years in America. Beautifully written, fascinating and tragic, by a doctor who was changed and shaped by his patients." --Perri Klass, "The New York Times Book Review "