Courage Between Love and Death - Spotlight Book Tour
COURAGE BETWEEN LOVE AND
BY JOSEPH PILLITTERI
Publication Date: March 29,
eBook & Paperback; 302 Pages
Elspeth has recently landed a nursing position at the 1901 Pan
American Exposition Hospital in Buffalo, New York. This is a big boon for her,
but things are not going as expected. She has to navigate mischievous patients,
egotistical doctors, rival nurses and prejudices. For an Irish girl with a
temper, this is no easy feat. Now President McKinley is coming to visit the
Expo and everyone is in an uproar. On the home front, her life is no less
hectic as she struggles to put food on the table and look out for her younger
When the unthinkable happens, it is a turning point, not only
for the medical industry and our country’s security, but also for Elspeth
personally. With her career and reputation on the line, will she have the
courage to overcome the challenges she faces to clear her name and continue to
be there for the ones she loves?
“…Pilliterri deftly weaves together the state of medicine, the
social class spectrum and a light love story…the chaos of the surgery on the
President and the anxious days till his death provide palpable tension…” —Dr.
Jean Richardson, Associate Professor, Emeritus, SUNY Buffalo State College
“…Joseph Pillitteri’s writing is flawless and delightful. The
tension builds up very fast and doesn’t slow down until the satisfying
conclusion. Courage Between Love and Death is focused, deft, and balanced, and
the reader will follow the protagonist through her emotional and psychological
turmoil until the very last page. A gripping story with great historical
references, it’s an edge of the seat read. Courage Between Love and Death by
Joseph Pillitteri is a historical novel that is well-researched and written to
great satisfaction.” —Christian Sia, Readers’ Favorite
“Courage Between Love and Death is a well-researched and
masterfully crafted historical novel with strong characters and a mesmerizing
plot. Apart from developing a very strong conflict, Joseph Pillitteri does a
brilliant job in weaving powerful dialogues and intrigue into the story. The
reader is transported into an atmospheric world with medical personnel, strong
personalities, and a historic event that will remain engraved in the minds of
many. There is so much to enjoy in this novel — the drama, the emotional and
psychological intensity of the story, the excellent prose and the compelling
characters. I was sucked into the narrative from the very first page.” —Romuald
Dzemo, Readers’ Favorite
While working at Roswell Park Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, NY, Joseph Pillitteri became intrigued by the role Dr. Park played in the surgery of President McKinley at the 1901 Pan American Exposition. It was a pleasure to shape facts and fiction together to tell the story.
Previous works by Pillitteri include When the Giraffe Runs Down (Dial Press), Two Hours on Sunday (Dial Press), The Abortion (Penguin Books), and Life Pulse (Penguin Books).
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