The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---
Title: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
Prologue--- At last through the broken windows, the pulse of helicopter rotors and airboat propellers set the summer morning air throbbing with the promise of rescue.Friday 56:
At 4:55 a.m., the supply of city power to the hospital failed. Televisions in patient rooms flicked off. Memorial's auxiliary generators had already thumped to life and were playing counterpoint to the shrieks of the storm.Comment: It is timely that I am currently reading this book, about a hospital in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, as the events in Texas emerge after Hurricane Harvey. I read just the other day about the ordeal in a Houston hospital. The events in Memorial Hospital in 2005 after Katrina were horrific and I am reading this book with my mouth agape. Tragic and sickening, horrifying, and maddening. Is there any way to really be prepared when the worst storm in history (up to that point) hits and all plans are completely inadequate? This book is not a light and fluffy read by any means. It is long and detailed and has dominated my thoughts since I started it last week. I am reading this for one of my book clubs. I know we will have a lot to discuss.