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The Healer’s Heart: A Modern Novel of the Life of St. Luke

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2008 - Spring


by Diane M. Komp, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics (WaterBrook Press) The author creates a world around a fictional infectious disease specialist named Dr. Luke Tayspill. Luke’s story covers the world: his childhood home in Ohio; war-torn Sarajevo; London, where his estranged wife deals with post-traumatic stress disorder; a quiet Gullah island off the coast of South Carolina with unexpected family connections; and ravaged Sierra Leone, where Luke travels after finding an unpublished manuscript written by his beloved grandfather in order to complete a story his grandfather began.

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