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At the Heart of the Universe free pdf The story of two mothers and a father in love with the same daughter, Samuel Shem's "At the Heart of the Universe" is an epic novel set deep in rural China against the backdrop of an ancient mountain monastery during the time of Mao's one-child population control policies. Inspired by the author's experiences as parent of an adopted child, it describes the drama of adoption and the journey of loss and rebirth that can happen when a daughter brings together her adopted mother and her birth mother high on a mountaintop. Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, where a Chinese daughter is given up- then, again in Changsha ten years later, when the same daughter returns with her adopted American parents- then roaming across southern China until, high atop Emei San, one of only four Chinese "sacred mountains" that still has an active Buddhist monastery, something happens that does not reverse--but fundamentally changes--the irrevocable losses that have accumulated in these lives."

About Samuel Shem

Bestselling novelistSAMUEL SHEMis known as the author of the three million copy selling modern classic, "The House of God," which with dazzling humor describes the horrors and banalities of working in hospitals and is required reading for medical students and doctors. A Rhodes Scholar and Harvard Medical School faculty member for over three decades, Shem is currently Professor of Medicine in Medical Humanities at NYU Medical School. He has given over sixty medical school commencement addresses on "Staying Human in Medicine." His other books include"The Spirit of the Place," named USA Book News Best Novel of the Year and Independent Publishers Best Novel of the Year in 2009. His award-winning play"Bill W. and Dr. Bob," co-written with his wife Janet Surrey, about the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, ran for ten months Off-Broadway in 2013. Surrey and Shem are co-authors of the 2015 book"The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together."He lives in Boston and Costa Rica, together with Janet and their daughter Katie.www.samuelshem.com"

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Author : Samuel Shem
Publisher : Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Data Published : 19 May 2015
ISBN : 1609806417
EAN : 9781609806415
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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