My Own Country by Abraham Verghese
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My Own Country Summary
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City saw its first AIDS patient in August 1985. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases who became, by necessity, the local AIDS expert. Out of his experience comes a startling, ultimately uplifting portrait of the American heartland.
My Own Country Reviews
"Writing with an outsider's empathy and insight, casting his chronicle in graceful prose, he offers a memorable tale that both captures and transcends time and place." - Publishers Weekly.
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Abraham Verghese Author Biography
Abraham Verghese was born in Ethiopia in 1955, of Southern Indian,
Christian, parents who had emigrated to Ethiopia. He attended medical school in
Ethiopia, but was forced to leave in 1973 due to the unstable political
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