The Book Cellar
Please join us in welcoming author Marianna Crane as she reads from and discusses her book, Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic.
About Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic:
Running a clinic for seniors requires a lot more than simply providing medical care. In Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic, Marianna Crane chases out scam artists and abusive adult children, plans a funeral, signs her own name to social security checks, and butts heads with her staff--two spirited older women who are more well-intentioned than professional--even as she deals with a difficult situation at home, where the tempestuous relationship with her own mother is deteriorating further than ever before. Eventually, however, Crane maneuvers her mother out of her household and into an apartment of her own--but only after a power struggle and no small amount of guilt--and she finally begins to learn from her older staff and her patients how to juggle traditional health care with unconventional actions to meet the complex needs of a frail and underserved elderly population.
About Marianna Crane:
Marianna Crane became one of the first gerontological nurse practitioners in the early 1980s. A nurse for over forty years, she has worked in hospitals, clinics, home care, and hospice settings. She writes to educate the public about what nurses really do. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Eno River Literary Journal, Examined Life Journal, Hospital Drive, Stories That Need to be Told: A Tulip Tree Anthology, and Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine. Her book: Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers is available where books are sold. She lives with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina.