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Five Days at Memorial

Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Five Days at Memorial( )
Author: Fink, Sheri
ISBN:978-1-4104-6622-8
Publication Date:Mar 2014
Publisher:Thorndike Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $31.99
Book Description:

A New York Times Bestseller Culminating six years of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting, physician Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled amid the chaos of Hurricane Katrina. In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters.

Author Biography
Fink, Sheri (Author)
Sheri Fink is an American journalist and a reporter on subjects covering health, medicine and science. Her articles appeared in a number of high profiled publications such as the New York Times, Discover and Scientific American. She is a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan and received her Ph D and MD from Stanford University in 1998 and 1999.

Dr. Fink is a currently a senior fellow with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a staff reporter at ProPublica in New York. On April 12, 2010, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for an article published by ProPublica website. The winning article was about the deadly choices faced at one New Orleans hospital during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The article also made her a finalist for the 2010 Michael Kelly Award. She also won a 2010 National Magazine Award for Reporting for the article. In 2015 she won a PEN Literary Award for her title Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, as the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.

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