Healer exposes the vulnerabilities of the American family, provoking questions of choice versus fate, desire versus need, and the duplicitous power of money.
About the Author
Carol Wiley Cassella majored in English Literature at Duke University and graduated from medical school in 1986. She currently practices anesthesiology in Seattle and was a freelance medical writer specializing in global public health advocacy for the developing world. She is the mother of two sets of twins and is working on her next novel. Visit the author at www.carolcassella.com.
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 7, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416556125
- ISBN-13: 978-1416556121
I enjoyed Oxygen, the author debut and Cassella sticks to what she knows. The family is living the American dream and when it is all swept away, the Boehnings must learn to regroup and return to their roots. Parts of this book ring really true since so many people spend money that they should be saving. Addison creates a mess when he gambles their life savings on a new cancer treatment without Claire’s knowledge. This is never a good thing in a marriage. The story is well paced and although I didn’t agree with some of it, I could see where the author was going. She really painted a complete picture of the family’s strife.