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Publisher's Summary

Carolyn Jourdan spent many years as a congressional lawyer in Washington, D.C. Then she was called home to fill in for her mother as receptionist at her father's rural Tennessee doctor's office - assured it would only be for a few days.
©2007 Carolyn Jourdan (P)2008 Recorded Books
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Critic Reviews

"Jourdan's dispatches from the reception desk make for a stirring, beautiful memoir that is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, and ultimately a triumph." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Barna on 09-23-08

Wonderful book

I stumbled across this book in a local newspaper review. The author goes back to rural TN to help with her parents' medical practice when her mother becomes ill. The author has been in Washington living a "well heeled" life. Well, it isn't long before she realizes she is helping more people in one day in the doctor's office than she ever did in DC. You will love this book!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 09-11-12

Finding your dreams

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

this is a book about finding what you really want in life. It teaches a lesson that what you think you want and what you really want are sometimes different things. It is a cute funny story reminiscent of the Herriot veterinary books only told with people.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Carolyn Jourdan the author. I like the way she changed from being all involved in the phony crowd she worked with to becoming a person involved with people and their feeling.

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes--it was not that long and it had very funny parts in it. I just wanted to see what happened to the main character.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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