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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (February 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440183872
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440183874
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,741,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Based on his expertise in this rapidly evolving, morally precarious field of reproductive treatments, this novel was written by Dr. Avner Hershlag, a Yale-educated fertility specialist at the North Shore-LIJ Health System in Long Island, NY and an Associate Professor at New York and Hofstra Universities. Dr. Hershlag lives with his wife in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

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Dr. Hershlag is now the specialist in the medical mystery department.
Michael C. Edelstein
It is a read which raises so many issues of our modern world while providing a unique outlook of a dedicated physician with the strongest of moral intent.
C. D. Kaplan
This phenomenal book takes you on a journey of rapid twists and turns in the world of infertility, stem cells, and cloning.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KK Book Lover on May 15, 2010
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This phenomenal book takes you on a journey of rapid twists and turns in the world of infertility, stem cells, and cloning. Peppered with ethics and politics; it is a page turner that begs for your time to see what will happen next.

The lead character in Misconception, Dr. Anya Krim, allows us to delve into the morality and current pressures that face physicians and the government in the rapidly changing world of medical technologies. It is clear that Hershlag is able to parlay his personal experiences as a fertility specialist into a fascinating and gripping story. This book weaves an intricate pattern of morality, deception, the desperation of infertility and the the human element of the processes involved in the ultimate quest of building a family at any cost.

I am anxious for another masterpiece from the new talent, Avner Hershlag, in the medical thriller genre!
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Fertility expert Dr. Anya Krim has DC's leading women as her patients. Currently she is working with the First Lady Janet Cartwright trying to keep her client's embryos safe from DNA alteration and from anything else, natural or otherwise that could harm them.. However, the case that intrigues her most besides her own desire for a child is that of the senator's comatose daughter Megan Tanner; the woman still in a coma for the last two years is pregnant.

Ethical and legal pressure mounts on Anya as her patients are reading about new unapproved techniques and making demands of her while the extremes of the political spectrum want to use her as a scapegoat to further their personal agendas. She understands the feelings of her patients as she too considers using some of these new untested medical breakthroughs on herself.

The key to this timely exhilarating medical thriller is that Dr. Avner Hershlag provides an insightful look at cutting edge fertility medicine without dumbing down or selecting a political agenda. With a strong lead character and a powerful support cast, aptly titled Misconception condemns the left and the right cherry picking information to defend their moral stance regardless of the victim of their so called ethnicity; the end defines the meanness of the means. Dr. Hershlag provides a winning profound look at what the health care debate ignored; the pressures a doctor faces in choosing the best care for a patient.

Harriet Klausner
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Children can be the joy of lives, but they can also be a dreadful omen. "Misconception" tells the story of Dr. Anya Krim, a woman who is uncertain of her own willingness to become a mother as she deals with the women of high level politics and their own mysteries of fertility, as the First Lady has a child of unknown origin, a comatose senator's daughter becomes pregnant, and more. "Misconception" is a medical thriller circling around pregnancy, a riveting read.
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