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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers is a work of non-fiction and medical memoir penned by author Marianna Crane. Set during the 1980s, this highly emotive and truly fascinating memoir takes us into the world of senior care in a poorer area of Chicago. Our central character is a nurse practitioner working in a clinic inside a senior housing building, and the narrative takes us through the trials and tribulations of her job, not only in caring for the various patients themselves but protecting them from scam artists, unruly visitors, and even their family members. What results is a fascinating slice of life with a deeply personal and generous narrative, one that teaches us much about the faults in our elderly care system, and also about the pure kind-heartedness that the human spirit is capable of.
Author Marianna Crane does not set out with any particular agenda or mission, but rather the narrative unfolds by itself and leaves us to make our own conclusions about the nature of the wealth gap in the U.S.A. and the consequences that it has on elderly care. What is evident throughout the reading experience is an accomplished narrative that tells its story concisely, but also leaves room for an honest emotional reaction from its author. This is an admirable expression of truth which engenders a huge amount of respect for Crane, and the very difficult job that she and many others across the country have to take on every day. One of the most impressive feats in the writing is the way in which Crane brings to life the many people whom she sees come and go from the clinic, and each one is treated to a fully descriptive character moment that we may also fall in love with as the reading audience. Overall, I would highly recommend Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic to anyone seeking a heartfelt new memoir read.