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The Tennis Partner

The Tennis Partner( )
Author: Verghese, Abraham
Series title:P. S. Ser.
ISBN:978-0-06-211639-0
Publication Date:Sep 2011
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.99
Book Description:

An unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for Stone

When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addiction, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows them to shed their inhibitions and...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Medical (Incl. Patients)
Medical / Internal Medicine
Sports & Recreation / Tennis
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.312 x 8 x 0.829 Inches
Book Weight:0.605 Pounds
Author Biography
Verghese, Abraham (Author)
Abraham Verghese was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1955. He received an M.D. from Madras University, India, in 1979 and came to the U.S a year later to do a residency in Tennessee. He also earned an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1991.

Verghese has been involved mainly in medical research and teaching. His specialties include internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, geriatrics, and infectious diseases; the latter has led to an interest in AIDS, which has been the subject of much of his writing. Verghese's thesis was a collection of stories about AIDS, and he then went on to write My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS. My Own Country received the Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction and was selected by Time as one of the top five books of 1994.

Verghese is also the author of The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss, and his short stories, articles, and reviews have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as North American Review, Sports Illustrated, and MD.

Verghese, who is divorced, has two children, Steven and Jacob and resides in El Paso, Tex.

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