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This is an auction for OXYGEN by Carol Cassella. review:

"FIVE STARS!!! The protagonist of "Oxygen" is 37 year old anesthesiologist Dr Marie Heaton. Marie loves her job, "its precision and focus, its balance of technical skill and judgment." For the past seven years, her excellent performance has earned her the respect of her colleagues at First Lutheran Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Although she is single and childless, Marie is too busy to dwell on her ticking biological clock and her anaemic social life. Marie's life comes to a screeching halt when she administers anesthesia to an eight-year old girl named Jolene Jansen. For some inexplicable reason, Jolene's heart rate plummets and her blood loses its oxygen supply. Although Dr Heaton tries every technique to bring the child back, she fails. "Oxygen" is suspenseful and engrossing; it builds in intensity until it reaches its electrifying conclusion. Marie, the first person narrator, tells her account with an intimacy that draws us in and keeps us invested in the outcome. The title is an elegant metaphor: just as oxygen makes physical existence possible, so do productive work and love provide the psychological and spiritual sustenance that bring meaning and fulfilment to our lives."

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Paperback 2008.

304 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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