A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT ILLNESS
"It's the tense atmospheres that Aronson creates, and her empathy for her characters, that make this a promising debut."
First-time author Aronson calls on her experience as a professor of medicine for this collection of short stories, which take place in and around a San Francisco hospital. But the stories are less concerned with medical details than with the inner lives of the characters and the psychological toll that health issues take on caregivers, patients and their families.
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