More and more love for Dawn Raffel’s The Strange Case of Dr. Couney (Blue Rider Press)—this time in NPR!
Genevieve Valentine writes: “Often history books make a case for their own subjects. A good history makes a case that very little in the world is as sudden or as singular as it might appear. And The Strange Case of Dr. Couney brings together compelling glimpses of the history around his story: Couney’s jostling medical predecessors; the classism and racism behind infant care; the spread of eugenics rhetoric; and the rise of the cheap-thrill spectacle add depth to the broad strokes of global events. (Raffel intersperses anecdotes of preemie success stories with reminders that two generations of them were raised into world wars.)”
Read the rest of the review HERE!