Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan

March 10, 2008 at 7:49 am 1 comment

This weekend was all about hearts. First Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, then this pick for book club, Heart in the Right Place (which has several patients with heart problems).

This memoir tells how Carolyn Jourdan, US State Senate Counsel, and former Tennessee redneck, returns home following her mother’s heart attack to help her physician father with his rural family practice clinic.

It’s a sweet tale, with vivid descriptions of the odd cast of characters who come to be treated by Doc Jourdan. It’s also the tale of Carolyn’s struggle to decide if she should remain in east Tennessee as her father’s receptionist or go back to her high-powered Washington life.

This was a fun, quick read, with lots of pithy observations on the human condition. It’ll be fun to talk about at Book Group.


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  • 1. Carolyn Jourdan  |  March 11, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Dear ICraveBooks:
    Thanks for the kind review. I’ll be happy to chat with your book club by phone if you like…
    I crave books, too. I’ve bought a dozen in the last ten days. I’m working on a romantic-comedy-action-adventure in the Smokies and have had to get help from lots of books with titles like “Writing the Thriller” or “Writing the Action-Adventure”…ha ha…but it’s so much fun to put all my friends in a work of fiction this time!! Make them action heros.
    Carolyn J.


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