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Five Days at Memorial

Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

by Sheri Fink

Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2013, 432 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2016, 592 pages

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Rory L. Aronsky

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Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink's investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans Memorial Hospital during Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.

Winner of the BookBrowse 2013 Best Non-Fiction Award


There are nonfiction authors who spend years researching a subject and want all their research to be known, and so they dump it all in. Consequently, you, the reader, feel the weight of that, both on your head and on your time. Then there are nonfiction authors who have spent years researching a subject but have the rare gift of melding their findings so smoothly into the prose that you learn everything you possibly can without it feeling like your most despised chore.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sheri Fink sets up permanent residence in the latter camp, taking six years of research and investigation into the events that took place at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and sculpting it into Five Days at Memorial, a narrative that keeps her Pulitzer Prize shining brightly and should put her in ...

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