Frances Archer, author of the blog Me & My Shadow: A Life in Chicago, has recently written a review of COUNTY, by Dr. David Ansell. Archer calls the book, “a well-written, fascinating and harrowing look at the city’s famed public hospital.” Archer talks about how her father also trained at Cook County Hospital, just like the book’s author, and what an important issue is raised in this book.
As I read the book County, I felt I was learning about my father’s experience, understanding him better, even though Dr. Ansell writes about a different era. Dr. Ansell was a young resident in the late 1970s, full of idealism during a controversial time in the hospital’s history. His writing voice is personal and informal; he gives us a sense of immediacy if not urgency, as though events are unfolding in the present day, not more than 30 years ago.
Actually, events are still unfolding in the present. That’s why it’s important to read this book.
~Frances Archer, Book Review: County
COUNTY has gotten a multitude of good press and all clippings and reviews can be found on the book’s official website.COUNTY is currently available for purchase at Amazon in hardcover, as well as a Kindle edition. You can also find COUNTY on the Nook, and in the Sony ebookstore.