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Little Disasters

Sarah Vaughan

This is one of those books where you read the first two pages and then think  ‘good, I am going to enjoy this’!  The premise is that the perfect mother, Jess, brings her baby into A&E.  Her friend is the paediatrican on call and is troubled by the circumstances and struggles to resolve her professional experience with her personal knowledge. As the situation escalates, social services intervene and Jess is privately unravelling.  It would be a great book club read as there are lots of interesting themes such as when does personal experience override professionalism, the nature of friendship and mental health, perceptions vs reality, family dynamics and much more.  Very well written, great pace and interesting characters.