The Children's Hospital

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McSweeney's Books, 2006 - Fiction - 615 pages
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User Review  - kirstiecat - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - bunwat - LibraryThing

For the first fifty pages I was interested and excited about this, the prose was excellent, the premise was interesting, I was eager to see where he was going with it. For the next two hundred pages I ... Read full review

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After receiving his MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Chris Adrian entered medical school, during which he published his first novel, Gob's Grief, which was excerpted in The New Yorker and The Best American Short Stories. After completing his residency in pediatrics last spring, he enrolled in Harvard Divinity school, where he is currently a student.

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