The Nurse's Secret: A Thrilling Historical Novel of the Dark Side of Gilded Age New York City

The Nurse's Secret: A Thrilling Historical Novel of the Dark Side of Gilded Age New York City

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From acclaimed author and registered nurse Amanda Skenandore, The Alienist meets The Light of Luna Park in a fascinating historical novel based on the little-known story of America's first nursing school, as a young female grifter in 1880s New York evades the police by conning her way into Bellevue Hospital's training school for nurses...
"A spellbinding story, a vividly drawn setting, and characters that leap off the pages. This is historical fiction at its finest!" - Sara Ackerman, USA Today bestselling author of The Codebreaker's Secret Based on Florence Nightingale's nursing principles, Bellevue is the first school of its kind in the country. Where once nurses were assumed to be ignorant and unskilled, Bellevue prizes discipline, intellect, and moral character, and only young women of good breeding need apply. At first, Una balks at her prim classmates and the doctors' endless commands. Yet life on the streets has prepared her for the horrors of injury and disease found on the wards, and she slowly gains friendship and self-respect. Just as she finds her footing, Una's suspicions about a patient's death put her at risk of exposure, and will force her to choose between her instinct for self-preservation, and exposing her identity in order to save others. Amanda Skenandore brings her medical expertise to a page-turning story that explores the evolution of modern nursing--including the grisly realities of nineteenth-century medicine--as seen through the eyes of an intriguing and dynamic heroine. PRAISE FOR AMANDA SKENANDORE'S THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST "In this superior historical, the author's diligent research, as well as her empathetic depiction of those subjected to forced medical isolation, make this a winner." --Publishers Weekly

Author: Amanda Skenandore
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Published: 06/28/2022
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781496726537