The main character in Carol Cassella's very readable first novel, Oxygen, is, like Cassella herself, an anesthesiologist in Seattle. Dr. Marie Heaton finds her life gone badly off track when what should have been a pretty routine surgical procedure goes wrong, and eight-year-old Jolene Jansen dies on the operating table. Jolene's mother files a malpractice suit against Marie as well as the hospital, and guilt, grief, and fears about her future as a physician begin to take their toll on Marie. She turns for support and reassurance to her colleague, Dr.
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Looking for a good recommendation, or simply loved a book and want to find others like it? CPL has several resources you may want to consult. You can select from one of CPL's many bookmarks designed to satisfy all different kinds of readers' tastes including romance and mystery. You can also use one of CPL's databases like What Do I Read Next? or Novelist to help you select a good read. And, of course, you can always ask a friendly Reference Librarian for a reading suggestion.
As this election year draws to its close, I wondered what role our next President might play in improving the nation's educational system. To find out more, I conducted searches in both of the library's education databases: ERIC and Educator's Reference Complete. I typed the keyword "election" in the ERIC search box and selected magazines the library owned. The first article, "Looking Ahead: Letters to the next President," from the current issue of Change: the Magazine of Higher Learning, offered perspectives from University presidents and students on the important issues facing higher education. In the Educator's Reference, I also typed the keyword "election" and selected full-text articles from academic journals.
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Through CPL's BookLetters service you can sign up to receive a monthly newsletter that includes hot new fiction scheduled for release. The list includes links to the CPL catalog so you can check availability and, if you are a Canton resident, place a hold. Pretty nifty.
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