Sue Young Quinlan will celebrate the launch of her new book, Family Practice, on Sunday, March 29th at 4pm. The event will take place at RiverRun Bookstore, at 142 Fleet St. in downtown Portsmouth. For more information call 603-431-2100 or email email@example.com. The event is free and open to the public.
In Family Practice, Quinlan describes the lives of her father and grandfather, both small town doctors in the early twentieth century. It’s a story of the heartland, but also of our America’s sense of curiosity about the world, as the author’s father travels to Panama as a young doctor, and later to Europe.
Readers of a certain age will be flooded with childhood memories while reading Family Practice: of small town life, of the effect of War on children and parents alike, even far from the action, and of inevitable change. Younger readers will relate to the events that brought Sue Quinlan Young to write this book, namely the discovery of a box of letters and newspaper clippings about her family.
“In the days when there were no hospital facilities here or when it was impossible and unadvisable to move a patient, sincere trust was placed in the capable hands of Dr. Charles Young as he successfully performed the operation in the home. His calmness and self-control were most noticeable and helped to ease the mind of many a worried patient. With all his high attainments, Dr. Young remained the time-honored ‘country doctor.’ He administered to the tribulations and the bodily ills of his patients, was beloved and honored by the community in which he lived.”
—Geneseo Republic, March 13, 1941