The Children's Hospital

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Grove Press, 2007 - Fiction - 615 pages
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Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "one of the most revelatory novels in recent memory . . . Cleverly conceived and executed brilliantly,” The Children’s Hospital is the story of a hospital preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water, and a young medical student who finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny. Jemma Claflin is a third-year medical student at the unnamed hospital that is the only thing to survive after an apocalyptic storm. Inside the hospital, beds are filled with children with the most rare and complicated childhood diseases--a sort of new-age Noah’s Ark, a hospital filled with two of each kind of sickness. As Jemma and her fellow doctors attempt to make sense of what has happened to the world, and try to find the meaning of their futures, Jemma becomes a Moses figure, empowered with the mysterious ability to heal the sick by way of a green fire that shoots from her belly. Simultaneously epic and intimate, wildly imaginative and unexpectedly relevant, The Children’s Hospital is a work of stunning scope, mesmerizing detail, and wrenching emotion.
 

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User Review  - cmwilson101 - LibraryThing

The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian has an interesting premise -- a hospital floats away a bit like Noah's Ark, preserving the occupants in a watery post-apocalyptic world. Unfortunately, though ... Read full review

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I finished this finally last week but didn't have an internet connection for almost a week so I probably don't have as much to say about it now. I wasn't really impressed with the book overall and I ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
3
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
25
Chapter 5
35
Chapter 6
39
Chapter 7
41
Chapter 8
55
Chapter 46
357
Chapter 47
361
Chapter 48
363
Chapter 49
365
Chapter 50
373
Chapter 51
387
Chapter 52
389
Chapter 53
393

Chapter 9
59
Chapter 10
73
Chapter 11
75
Chapter 12
85
Chapter 13
87
Chapter 14
93
Chapter 15
111
Chapter 16
119
Chapter 17
135
Chapter 18
137
Chapter 19
143
Chapter 20
159
Chapter 21
161
Chapter 22
165
Chapter 23
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Chapter 24
183
Chapter 25
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Chapter 26
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Chapter 27
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Chapter 28
209
Chapter 29
223
Chapter 30
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Chapter 31
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Chapter 32
239
Chapter 33
267
Chapter 34
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Chapter 35
273
Chapter 36
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Chapter 37
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Chapter 38
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Chapter 39
301
Chapter 40
305
Chapter 41
317
Chapter 42
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Chapter 43
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Chapter 44
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Chapter 45
349
Chapter 54
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Chapter 55
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Chapter 56
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Chapter 57
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Chapter 58
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Chapter 59
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Chapter 60
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Chapter 61
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Chapter 62
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Chapter 63
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Chapter 64
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Chapter 65
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Chapter 66
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Chapter 67
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Chapter 68
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Chapter 69
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Chapter 70
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Chapter 71
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Chapter 72
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Chapter 73
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Chapter 74
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Chapter 75
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Chapter 76
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Chapter 77
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Chapter 78
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Chapter 79
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Chapter 80
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Chapter 81
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Chapter 82
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Chapter 83
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Chapter 84
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Chapter 85
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Chapter 86
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Chapter 87
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Chapter 88
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About the author (2007)

CHRIS ADRIAN is the author of Gob s Grief, The Children s Hospital and A Better Angel, which was selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review. Adrian, a fellow in pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of California and a Ph.D. student at Harvard Divinity School, was also selected as one of The New Yorker s 20 Under 40 to watch.

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