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    Looking For Some Flash!

    This is a sudden announcement--if you have some flash fiction you'd like considered for an international literary journal, please get in touch with me as I've just been asked to choose some for the Spring 2016 of the Jewish Quarterly! This is a wonderful opportunity and I'm so looking forward to reading your stories!

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    Do No Harm: a memoir about neurosurgery and other things...

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    I’m reading Henry Marsh’s book, Do No Harm, about the life of one of Britain’s top neurosurgeons. It’s a fantastic book, even if someone with a made-for-TV mentality wrote the blurb on the back that reads Do No Harm offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain…

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    Now THAT is a cover...

    I don't ask, don't question, don't add an opinion or even a comment. I just let my editor, Nan Talese, decide the way a book ought to look. She finds the best designers and they always gets it just right. The novel will be available in July and I could not be more delighted!

     

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    The New Think On My Breasts

    The New Think On My Breasts

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    A few months ago I joked with my general practitioner that after the upcoming bilateral mastectomy and (later) hysterectomy, I will have earned the right to skip the lines outside women’s bathrooms and use the men’s room.

     

    Then the hysterectomy seemed a bad idea. The chance of cancer in the fast-growing fibroids that they wanted to remove? Very low – like one cancer in every four hundred and eighty cases. Chances of those same, ambitious fibroids shrinking to half their size at menopause and causing no further trouble? Very high. Statistical probability that I will enter the menopause (given that I am 52 years old)? Inevitable.

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The Man From SaigonThe Man From Saigon

Timely and upliftingNew York Times Book Review

Emotionally rich, viscerally intense.The Independent (London)

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Daniel Isn't Talking
Daniel Isn’t Talking

One of the most enchanting books of the yearDaily Mail

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Sun Dial Street
Sun Dial Street

Witty…The pacing of Leimbach’s story is brisk and breezyLos Angeles Times

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