Love and Modern Medicine

 

A literary tapestry of the beauties and terrors of contemporary domesticity. Instantly recognizable, the appealing characters in these stories are the able sort who can cope with any crisis at work but are often undone by the complexities of life at home. They are parents, doctors, patients, friends, and lovers, who encounter one another in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, in a world in which professional expertise—even the finest medical expertise—cannot always ward off threats to everyday happiness.

By: Perri Klass Paperback; 182 pgs
Publication Date:
May 1, 2001

11 sparkling short stories sharing the theme of domestic life. The mothers are generally practical, scientific types struggling with the messy reality of mixing children and work. Three of the stories were O. Henry award winners, and there isn't a clunker in the bunch. . . . Very, very good work.
—Library Journal