Books read — April 2015

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going HomeMennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen

Way outside what I would typically pick, but I enjoyed the book. That’s what trips are for.

 

 

 

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical ExaminerWorking Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek

Medical examiners are portrayed as big crime solvers in TVs and movies, but Judy Melinek shows that it’s a lot of routine work with an occasional insight, but few dramatic breakthroughs.

The book was interesting in the intersection of routine life, such as taking the children to the park, in the afternoon after a doing an autopsy after some grisly death.

Melinek also recounts what it was like working in the NY medical examiners office in the months after then 9-11 tragedy and how the suicide of her father impacted her

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