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Bitter Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0451230272

ISBN-13: 9780451230270

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sara Paretsky

List price: $9.99
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Sixteen-year-old Consuelo Alvarado is diabetic, pregnant, and the daughter of V.I.'s friend. When the girl goes into labor too early, even Warshawski's wild drive to the hospital can't save the young mother or her child. V.I. tries to make sense of the tragedy by investigating possible malpractice at the ER. When she falls for a doctor who works there, V.I. soon discovers that mixing work and love can be bad medicine.
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Author Sara Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa on June 8, 1947. She received a degree in political science from the University of Kansas and ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago; her dissertation was entitled "The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War." She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She married a professor of physics (University of Chicago). The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. V. I. Warshawsky shows a female detective succeeding a traditionally male role. Paretsky has won numerous awards for her work including the Silver Dagger Award for Toxic Shock, the Gold Dagger award for Blacklist, and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers Association.