The Country Nurse

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Top Shelf Productions, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 127 pages
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The Country Nurse & Other Rural Legends, Myths, and Half-Truths follows a day in the life of Anne Morgan, the peculiar farming communities traveling nurse. As Anne checks in on her favorite patients we are introduced to such rural legends as the boy called Jimmy-Elelphant-Ears, and the Essex Farmer's Boxing Club! The story delves deeper into Essex County's mythology and finally reveals how all three volumes stitch together, quilting a portrait of how loss and regret push and pull at the fabric of family in small town life. The Country Nurse is the final volume in the critically acclaimed Essex County trilogy of graphic novels set in a fictionalized version of Lemire's hometown in Ontario, Canada.

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Review: Essex County Vol. 3: The Country Nurse (Essex County #3)

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Not terrible, but the weakest of the trilogy for me - the other two had some genuine emotion for me, but this one fell a little flat. Still good storytelling, still compelling, but I enjoyed the other two far more than this one. Read full review

Review: Essex County Vol. 3: The Country Nurse (Essex County #3)

User Review  - Larry - Goodreads

While Volume 3 of the Essex County series stands more solidly on its own than the first volume, I still disappoints. Some resolutions are only hinted at and others are pushed into the reader's face. A ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Jeff Lemire's previous graphic novels include the Eisner and Harvey Award nominated Essex County Trilogy. In 2008 Jeff also won the prestigious Alex Award from the American Library Association, recognizing books with specific appeal for both adults and teens, as well as the Shuster and Doug Wright Awards recognizing the best in Canadian comics.

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