A memoir of Ofri's life and work which incorporates moving stories about her own family and people living and dying in the foreign country we call home. From a Nigerian survivor of torture whose face has been destroyed by an acid attack to a Latina mother who desperately needs a heart transplant but
cannot get one because she's undocumented, Dr. Ofri's patients teach volumes about the resilience of immigrants as they navigate an unfamiliar and sometimes inhospitable health care system.
Danielle Ofri is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the "Bellevue Literary Review." Her previous books are "Singular Intimacies "(Beacon / 7251-6 / $18.00 pb) and "Incidental Findings(Beacon / 7267-7 / $15.00 pb). "Ofri writes frequently for the" New York Times, ""Los Angeles Times, "CNN.com, and other publications.