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The Pursuit of Alice Thrift
on 12 August 2003
An enchanting novel, I read it straight through, and stayed up late to finish it on a work night! The story concerns Alice Thrift, a hospital intern who feels she can't connect emotionally or socially and takes things very literally (a spock-type soul).
Over the course of the book, Alice meets a man (who pursues her), makes friends and learns about the softer side of patient care. It's written in the third person, but with a no-nonense tone that matches how Alice's internal monologue must sound. There are a number of touching moments, the characters are intelligently drafted and some funny situations are found; I found it heart-warming and have enjoyed thinking back on it since I finished it last week.