It is a pleasant and rare discovery to find a book that not only entertains, but also educates. Such is the case with Dr. Chang’s thoroughly engaging work, Scalpel in the Sand, which primarily focuses on his memoirs of being a surgeon in Saudi Arabia. While I expected to learn something of the middle eastern culture, I was additionally treated to a wealth of easy to understand medical procedures and processes ranging from transplants to diagnostics. As a bonus, Dr. Chang includes his personal family background, his experiences in pursuit of a medical degree in London, and the circumstances that enabled him to spend a decade in Saudi Arabia to become a gifted surgeon and physician. I highly recommend this to others to read it for enjoyment and to learn something new!
An author who writes fiction must first have a great imagination, and Tracy Million Simmons proves that she has what it takes. Her story follows a young woman on her way to self-discovery and in the interim has a most unusual and unexpected experience. After all, who but a gifted and creative writer, could fathom hunting a tiger in western Kansas! This book holds the promise of enjoyment for readers of all ages. Young to mid-adult readers will relate to the coming of age side-line and finding oneself, and older readers will have plenty to reminisce about. It's a fun book and I look forward to reading more from this wonderful new author.