Call the Nurse
is the charming memoir of the years Mary J. MacLeod and her family spent living on a remote Hebridean island in the 1970s. Serving as a traveling nurse to the unique characters who lived on the windswept isle, MacLeod developed a deep affection for both the gorgeous natural surroundings and the enchanting people. The anecdotes about her patients (and friends and family) - by turns amusing, heartwarming, and sad - create a vivid picture of rural life and a close-knit community. Call the Nurse
- and its newly released sequel Nurse, Come You Here!
- are light and uplifting fare for caregivers, Scots, or anyone tired of the hectic pace of modern life. (CH)