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I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy, dark little book and recommend it.
By the end you understand the point that the author is trying to make, but for me it just was too long in getting there.
Each chapter is a seperate generation and a wonderful short story expressing the nature of the particular time frame.
I have to admit that this is one I purchased solely because the cover intrigued me. While it's a series or short stories, it's held together by progression of the family lineage... Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by S. J. Peterson
Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain is a tour de force. Not only is each of Kirsten Menger-Anderson's stories a gem in and of itself, but the collection as a timeline of the remarkably... Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Bonnie Zobell
"Doctor Olaf van Schuler, recently arrived in New Amsterdam with his lunatic mother, two bags of medical implement's, and a carefully guarded book of his own medicines, moved into... Read morePublished on September 14, 2010 by ZenWoman
This book has an interesting premise: each chapter is a short story about a doctor, and the stories go from early times to modern. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Mark Colan
"Doctor Olaf van Schuler, recently arrived in New Amsterdam with his lunatic mother, two bags of medical implements, and a carefully guarded book of his own medicines, moved into a... Read morePublished on February 21, 2010 by joyful
A collection of short stories tied together by themes of science, medicine, madness, and the wrong turns we take. Read morePublished on December 28, 2009 by Negative Space
This book is a collection of short stories with the vague link of occurring in separate generations of one family. Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Thomas Paul
Kirsten Menger-Anderson's novel combines medical history, family relations, and a changing urban context in New York City from the 17th century to the present. Read morePublished on May 24, 2009 by Jared Braiterman
This beautifully written novel-in-stories follows the lives of twelve generations of New York City physicians who are trying to better the human condition, each in his or her own... Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Donna G. Storey