Monday, April 21, 2014

Book Club: Real Life

With the exception of some true crime novels, and a few books by Norman Mailer, I don't often read nonfiction lit. In fact, when I found Five Days at Memorial and added it to my, "To Read" list, I thought I was picking up some type of historical fiction.

The fact of the matter is, immediately after you start reading Five Days at Memorial, you realize the exact opposite is true. This Pulitzer Prize-winning tome, written by Sheri Fink, is actually a gruesomely true tale of the events that happened at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. From the onset, I was riveted.

Depending on where you lived during Hurricane Katrina, your experience with the superstorm may range from extremely personal to a distant memory. Regardless, Five Days at Memorial will challenge your perception of one of our nation's biggest disasters and leave you wondering, "What would I have done?"

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