98 Reasons for Being

98 Reasons for Being

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Novelist Clare Dudman, whose work has earned comparisons to Andrea Barrett and Barry Lopez, is that rare kind of author who can bring history dramatically to life. Here she conjures up the revolutionary nineteenth-century German physician Heinrich Hoffmann (best known today for his book of childrenÂ's rhymes, Shockheaded Peter, or Struwwelpeter) as he struggles to cure an inhabitant of FrankfurtÂ's Jewish ghetto who hasnÂ't spoken, slept, or eaten in weeks. As the secrets hidden in the girlÂ's mind are exposed, Dr. Hoffmann also begins to uncover his own buried truths and, in the end, discovers his real reasons for being.
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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 129.5 x 198.1 x 20.3mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0143038001
  • 9780143038009

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