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The Physician

Häftad,  Engelska, 2012-09-04
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An orphan leaves Dark Ages London to study medicine in Persia in this rich and vivid historical novel from a New York Timesbestselling author (The New York Times). A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange giftan acute sensitivity to impending deathnever leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the worlds most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rivalmedicinemakes a riveting modern classic. The Physician is the first book in New York Timesbestselling author Noah Gordons Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.
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Gordons compelling novel recreates the 11th century so powerfully that the reader is propelled through its several hundred pages by a tidal wave of imagination and authentic detail. Publishers WeeklyPopulated by engaging characters, rich in incident and vivid in historical detail, [The Physician] is a pleasure. The New York Times[The Physician]has the flavor of Ken Folletts The Pillars of the Earth, but with a deeper character development and story arc . . . . An insightful and unforgettable read. Zoltaires Blog An adventurous and inspiring tale of a quest for medical knowledge pursued in a violent world full of superstition and prejudice. Library Journal

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Noah Gordon's international bestsellers have sold millions of copies and have won a number of awards, among them, in America, the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, Lorraine Gordon.


Part One: Barber's Boy Part Two: The Long Journey Part Three: Ispahan Part Four: The Maristan Part Five: The War Surgeon Part Six: Hakim Part Seven: The Returned