Carol Cassella, a freelance medical writer and a practicing anesthesiologist, grounds her haunting debut novel Oxygen in the life-or-death scenarios of the modern medical field. Marie Heaton's successful anesthesiology practice is derailed when a child dies under the mask. Faced with a major lawsuit, she must turn to a former lover for moral support.More
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- Pamela Harvey
One of my favorite books!
Reading this book was definitely worth the time! As a physician, this is one of my all-time favorite books. I've given it to several friends as gifts, and recommended it to book clubs.
There is really just one character - the narrator. Everyone else is peripheral to what is happening to her.
She mispronounces several medical terms. It's jarring. Also, she changes voices when the character speaks, and makes her sound flighty and unpleasant.