Gifts of Sight

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WestBow Press, Oct 24, 2012 - Religion - 430 pages

We look to memoirs for guidance, instruction from the lives of others, cautionary tales perhaps and, if were lucky, inspiration. If we also get a clear view of abundant humanity, we count it as a bonus. Gifts of Sight is that kind of rare memoir. With skill, irony toward himself, and a clear and moral love of his fellow-man, Bruce Shields has written a book that is in part the account of an eye doctor, in part a meditation on the courage of his patients, and in great part a metaphor for Life itself. Gifts of Sight, meditative and Chekhovian, is already a classic as it leaves the authors pen; it should become perceived as one of the great quiet American tales, in which a concerned and thoughtful doctor addresses the word vision in all its meanings.
Frank Delaney
New York Times bestselling author of Ireland

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About the author (2012)

Bruce Shields is a retired ophthalmologist who spent his career at Duke and Yale universities in patient care, education, and research. He wrote several medical books and chapters and scientific papers, but this is his first attempt at nonscientific writing. He lives with his wife, Sharon, in Burlington, North Carolina.

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