UPDATED DATE: Science Club contacted us with a scheduling conflict. This meetup has been updated to reflect that change and will now be meeting on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND at SEVEN P.M. Apologies for any inconvenience, but still hoping to see those of you who have RSVP'd there!
January's non-fiction read is Sheri Fink's "FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital". This book made the 2013 list and was named in their top ten, as well.
Brief description below, followed by a link to the NYT review. You can check-out from the DC public library, purchase at a local bookstore, or find online. Hope to see you all January 21! Feel free to send me a message if you have other location recommendations!
In harrowing detail, Fink describes the hellish days at a hospital during and after Hurricane Katrina, when desperate medical professionals were suspected of administering lethal injections to critically ill patients. Masterfully and compassionately reported and as gripping as a thriller, the book poses reverberating questions about end-of-life care, race discrimination in medicine and how individuals and institutions break down during disasters.