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Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir
Heart in the Right Place A Memoir
Author: Carolyn Jourdan
Carolyn Jourdan left her beloved Tennessee hometown for a career in Washington, D.C. For twenty years she worked with the country's most powerful people. A successful attorney, she was smart and ambitious, and she believed her work made a difference. — So when her father asked her to come home and be the receptionist at his tiny rural doctor's of...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781565124875
ISBN-10: 1565124871
Publication Date: 5/24/2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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lildrafire avatar reviewed Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir on + 117 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Carolyn Jourdan's amusing but poignant spiritual journey into what is really most important in life does not disappoint. Jourdan comes back home to rural Tennessee from her prestigious job in Washington, DC to help her father, a doctor, while her mother, his receptionist, recuperates from an illness. Her descriptions of the parade of eccentric but lovable characters through her father's small country medical practice leave the reader completely absorbed into the story and wanting more. By the end of the story a realization sets in--success is not measured by fame, money, or location of residence--but by the small, although significant, differences for the better we make in other's lives.

Disclosure: This book was given to the reader by the publisher/author in exchange for an objective review.
DebbieinMaine avatar reviewed Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir on + 110 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a wonderful story about smalltown life. There are many funny medical "binds" that folks get themselves into, very entertaining. A homecoming story that rings true without all the "pat answers" found in fiction books. Nice memoir.
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this a lovely book of anecdotes about the life of a small-town doctor and the fascinating characters he serves. To make it even more interesting, it's told from the standpoint of his high-flying daughter, who leaves her job as a lawyer with the Federal Government to help in his office in an emergency. The daughter's love for her parents and for the whole community is one of the main attractions of the book, which is in turn touching and funny. Good book!
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