Robert Jeremy Cole, the legendary doctor and hero of "The Physician," left an enduring legacy. From the 11th century on, the eldest son in each generation of the Cole family has borne the same first name and middle initial and many of these men have followed the medical profession. A few have been blessed with their ancestor's diagnostic skill and the "sixth sense" they call The Gift, the ability to know instinctively when death is impending. The tragedy of Rob J.'s life is the deafness of his son, Robert Jefferson Cole, who is called Shaman by everyone who knows him. Shaman's life is difficult. First, he must learn to speak so that he can take his place in the hearing world, and then he must fight against the prejudices of a society where physical differences matter. As Shaman struggles to achieve his identity, the Coles, along with the rest of America, are drawn into the conflict between the North and the South.
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|Grouped Work ID||335cedd4-715e-741f-bdee-ffd62c3ee23c|
|Grouping Author||noah gordon|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-11-24 23:11:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-11-25 05:31:58AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780525935544|
|display_description||Shaman is the prize-winning second volume of Noah Gordon's celebrated Cole trilogy. It is as great a reading experience as The Physician. Dr. Robert Judson Cole travels from his ravaged Scotland homeland, through the operating rooms of Boston, to the cabins of frontier Illinois. In the wilderness he befriends the starving remnants of the Sauk tribe, who have fled their reservation. In the process, he absorbs their culture and learns native remedies that enrich the classical medical education he received at Edinburgh University. He marries a remarkable settler woman he had saved from illness. The details of how their deaf son manages to become a physician also, despite his handicap, and the story of how the Cole family is sucked into the bloody vortex of the Civil War and survives, makes an exceptional reading experience.|
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
|title_full||Shaman [electronic resource] / Noah Gordon|
Shaman/ Noah Gordon
Frontier and pioneer life