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Outcome, a Novel [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Ebel M.D.
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Diana and Peter Devlin are no ordinary couple. Their careers land them in the same tumultuous journey towards the same end result. Both the feisty pilot and astute anesthesiologist are needed for a major organ transplant while the donor and recipient's families become entwined and an unforgettable surgeon displays something other than his surgical knowledge.

Both Diana and Peter do far more than maneuver an airplane and anesthetize in the operating room in this layered, masterful turn of events.
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Dr. Barbara's other novels are bestsellers on Amazon:
Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know...who's in the OR (A Dr. Danny Tilson Novel - Book 1)
Silent Fear: a Medical Mystery (A Dr. Danny Tilson Novel - Book 2)

The above two books are Dr. Danny Tilson Novels.
Dr. Barbara's nonfiction health book:  Younger Next Decade: After Fifty, the Transitional
Decade, and What You Need to Know.

Her heartwarming five children's books are part of The Chester the Chesapeake Series.

Author's website:
barbaraebel.weebly.com

About the Author

Barbara Ebel is a physician who sprinkles credible medicine into the background of her novels, but her plots and characters take center stage. She lives with her husband and pets in a wildlife corridor in Tennessee and has lived up and down the East coast. Besides her first novel "Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know ... who's in the OR," Barbara Ebel is the author and illustrator of the children's picture book series "Chester the Chesapeake." Chester is the author's therapy dog who is much beloved in area nursing homes and schools. Visit her at her website: http://barbaraebel.weebly.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 853 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Barbara Ebel, M.D.; 2 edition (29 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005F9VVA4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #152,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Barbara Ebel is a physician-turned author who sprinkles credible medicine into the background of her plots, but her characters and plots take center stage. Since she practiced as an anesthesiologist, her work shines when it comes to operating room scenes.

Novelist Ebel's first novel, Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know...who's in the OR is about the rise and fall of a fictional neurosurgeon in Nashville, TN. Her newest novel, Outcome, A Novel: There's more than a hurricane coming... delves into multiple characters from Indiana to Peru whose lives get entangled after a monstrous storm, including the protagonist's heartwarming dog who escapes the crushed metal pile into the blowing sand and gusty winds.

Besides writing her adult novels, "Doctor Barbara," works her own trained therapy dog and was encouraged to write him into a children's book. The project culminated in her penning and illustrating three children's books using real pictures of her dogs called Chester the Chesapeake. The dog is used as the template to inspire good behavior in children.

Although novelist Ebel has lived up and down the U.S.east coast, she now resides with her husband and pets in a protected wildlife corridor in Tennessee. "Perfect for writing," she says. She believes her head is crammed with material from her varied background just waiting to be put down.

Visit her website at http://barbaraebel.weebly.com

or her dog's website at: http://dogbooksforchildren.weebly.com.



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5.0 out of 5 stars From tragedy to triumph 2 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As Hurricane Ivan barrels toward Florida, a woman trying to evacuate a vulnerable coastal area is involved in a fatal car accident. Through her death, the gift of life is bestowed upon a complete stranger. We follow the story of harvesting her organs, transplanting, and the donor/recipient families' struggles to cope with the process. A parallel storyline tracks the family pet, PuttPutt, who escaped the crash, but is set adrift in a world turned upside down by the aftermath of the deadly storm.

Dr. Ebel is a master at writing medical dramas. Her background allows detailed views of the complicated course of organ transplantation. A lot of the jargon was over my head, but gave a good sense of the amount of work behind the scenes and the dangers inherent in the procedures. I found it fascinating.

Well-written and fast-paced, the tension will keep you turning pages well into the night. She manages to balance grief and hope, sadness and joy, disaster and recovery. Read it!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Outcome by Barbara Ebel 1 Oct 2011
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Hi, I have just finished reading 'Outcome' by Barbara Ebel. I did enjoy this book but I do have to say it is written seemingly by a doctor and it does involve a transplant operation. While it is certainly not a squeamish book, it is full of medical terms and detail that I now feel qualified to do a liver transplant. At times I found it hard to read but I am glad I did as I enjoyed it. It is a very well written book and Barbara Ebel certainly seems to know what she is saying.
It is a very simple story about the family of a woman who is killed in a hurricane, and the family of the recipient of her liver. I won't go into it too much but I do feel a lot of it does stretch the imagination (hence only 4 stars), not with the medical side, but it is set in America so who knows, it could happen. If you are medically minded in any way you would probably enjoy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read. 30 Nov 2011
By Joy B
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An excellent read - I would actually have given this 4.5 stars, but it was much more engrossing than others I have rated as 4 star. Loved the story and was really drawn into the lives of all (bar one) the characters, including that of the dog. Usually I have several books on the go at once, but this got read straight through. The only parts I found hard to read were the detailed medical terms, they distracted my attention, yet I dared not skip them in case I missed some important details.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book Review 12 Aug 2011
By bookman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This story had a nice interplay of various people and events which made me think of the movie Crash where multiple lives collide. Lots of variety here: a spunky pilot, a diligent doctor, a surprising surgeon, the grief of a police officer, a great dog, etc. I was hooked from the start with the double whammy of an aborted small plane takeoff and a woman and her dog racing against time to get off their beach. The dog is as personable as this author's dog in her last book and his plight as warmhearted. Nice read (and I learned some things!)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 2 Sep 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Outcome is a fictionalized tale of a real event, Hurricane Ivan in 2004.The story follows the cascade of events that begins with the evacuation of the Gulf.Unlikely friendships are forged, lives are lost and lives begin anew as the massive hurricane bears down on Florida.
I really enjoyed this read. Barbara Ebel is an MD turned author, and she makes excellent use of her medical background.The drama of the operating room is one of the things I loved about this story.she balances the medical language with explanations that strike the right balance.
Her characters are every day people caught up in extraordinary events.I was caught up in the story right away and stayed that way through the end.Loved this book!
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense beginning, really good story 21 Sep 2011
By kindle addict - Published on Amazon.com
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This book starts off with a bang: a small plane has to suddenly abort its take off and a woman with her dog are driving away from Pensacola to get away from a hurricane. The tension is palpable and kept me turning the pages. There are several different characters who all have or will interact with each other in various ways. All but one are likeable and all seem like real people, and I cared about the characters. There's also a great dog in this book with his own storyline that goes from the beginning of the book to the end. In parts of the book, there is a lot of medical jargon which might not appeal to all but I liked it and learned from it, especially about organ donation. Love, loss, disaster, hope - this book has it all.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From tragedy to triumph 2 Dec 2013
By mountainmama - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As Hurricane Ivan barrels toward Florida, a woman trying to evacuate a vulnerable coastal area is involved in a fatal car accident. Through her death, the gift of life is bestowed upon a complete stranger. We follow the story of harvesting her organs, transplanting, and the donor/recipient families' struggles to cope with the process. A parallel storyline tracks the family pet, PuttPutt, who escaped the crash, but is set adrift in a world turned upside down by the aftermath of the deadly storm.

Dr. Ebel is a master at writing medical dramas. Her background allows detailed views of the complicated course of organ transplantation. A lot of the jargon was over my head, but gave a good sense of the amount of work behind the scenes and the dangers inherent in the procedures. I found it fascinating.

Well-written and fast-paced, the tension will keep you turning pages well into the night. She manages to balance grief and hope, sadness and joy, disaster and recovery. Read it!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT 12 May 2014
By Mary - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a great medical mystery. Lots of medical terms which a lay person might not understand, though. The story is great and I recommend it highly.
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