Reliving tales of ordinary people impacting the lives of others evokes a wellspring of nostalgia in this Texas-set encounter chronicling childhood to profession.
(PRUnderground) March 9th, 2019
The People of Nineteenth Street is a memoir reflecting the impact of colorful characters encompassing the writer’s humble beginnings in Paris, Texas to professional pursuits beyond small-town roots. Nostalgic remembrances of a Baby Boomer highlight the role people play in sustaining relational connectivity through life’s transitional moments.
The memoir begins on Nineteenth Street in Paris, Texas. The characters in this Northeast Texas hamlet are introduced via their homes, occupations, and histories. Reflections on childhood emulations to troublemakers evolve. Those who shaped the author by proximity encompass early memories before a family move brings a perceptional shift in the changing world of 1968. People remain at the center of these tales, aiding her transition from observation to purpose.
A career in medicine is finally realized, but interrupted by a season of depression, reconnecting the author to her past. Teachable moments experienced with the “patients themselves” are best revealed through their individual stories in the pediatric oncology wards, AIDS isolation rooms, and the “Butterfly suite.”
The book ends by examining our connectedness, fulfilling its premise “to pay homage to those who have come in and out of my life for however brief or long a time.”
Sherry Scott, M.D., is a pediatrician who has practiced palliative/hospice care for children and general medicine. She self-published her first literary work, The Year My Mother Died, 2011. She founded Paris Poet’s Society and published a juried anthology of poetry and photography: What Brings You Here, 2016. She serves on the board of the Gendercide Awareness Project, founded in Dallas, Texas. She resides with her family in Paris, Texas.
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