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Bread and Stones: A Novel
Bread and Stones A Novel
Author: Ellen Alexander Conley
ISBN-13: 9780916515096
ISBN-10: 0916515095
Publication Date: 8/1986
Pages: 247

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Publisher: Mercury House
Book Type: Hardcover
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A doctor who no longer practices medicine but teaches nurses in a Philadelphia medical school, Liat Bloom decides to take a year off and return to Schweitzerville, the clinic in Colombia where she had worked while in the Peace Corps. Hopeless poverty, disease, and inadequate supplies are the challenges she faces in this mountain village where revolution is brewing.

Torn between her husband back home and Marques, the handsome Colombian doctor with whom she has an affair, Liat is drawn into her lover's revolutionary activity. She agrees to take part in a daring scheme involving the theft of a relic of Simon Bolivar, an ideological act that gives meaning to her experience at the clinic as it revitalizes her life. For readers who enjoy fiction about social issues, this is an engaging and sometimes humorous account.