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Sandra Cavallo MillerSandra Cavallo Miller<div class="ExternalClass9AD56C36820249CA9D79E0EA615CA4BA"><h2><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/6412727" target="_blank"><em>​</em><em>Where No One Should Live</em> by Sandra Cavallo Miller</a><br><br></h2><p><span style="color:#444444;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW260468844 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;color:#201f1e;font-size:11pt;line-height:21.5833px;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui_embeddedfont", "segoe ui_msfontservice", sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW260468844 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Sandra</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW260468844 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;color:#323232;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:18.3458px;font-family:"work sans", "work sans_embeddedfont", "work sans_msfontservice", sans-serif;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW260468844 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW260468844 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;color:#323232;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:17.2667px;font-family:arial, arial_embeddedfont, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW260468844 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Cavallo Miller is an author, poet, and retired academic family physician in Arizona who has helped launch hundreds of medical students and residents into their careers. Little fiction has been written about realistic women physicians or about family medicine, and she is on a mission to change that.  This is the fourth novel she has published with the University of Nevada Press.</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color:#444444;"><br></span></p><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span>Q + A<br></h3><p>​<br></p><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What inspired this book?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I admired people I knew in public health, long before Covid took over. I wanted to tell their stories, their rewards and challenges. I always try to show the daily struggles and joys of hard-working family physicians in a realistic way, with some adventure, romance, and mystery thrown in to keep those pages turning. To show the human sides of medicine: good and bad physicians, good and bad patients. Then add to that the drama of living through a Phoenix summer, a task rarely depicted in literature! </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What attracted you to this genre?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">My novels are mixed-genre. They sometimes get classified as mysteries although they don't fit any formulas for that and true mystery readers may disagree with such categorization. I like to call them science-based medical adventures and feel they fit best in general fiction or medical fiction. But not in the crime-scene CSI kind of way.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Currently reading?</span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I recently finished re-reading one of my favorite novels, T<em>he Remains of the Day</em> by Ishiguro. The most important books I've read recently include <em>Caste</em> by Wilkerson and <em>Cultish</em> by Montell.  </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Writing now?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">My next novel, <em>Out of Patients</em>, will be released on August 16 this summer 2022. Here's a brief summary (and a sequel is in the works): </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">After practicing medicine for over thirty years, Norah Waters MD is weighing her options, and early retirement looks better and better. At age fifty-eight, who needs midnight calls, cranky patients, and business headaches? Fighting burnout and workplace melodrama, Norah gives herself one last year to find her way back to enjoying her once-cherished career. Supported by her steadfast dog, a misfit veterinarian, and a thoughtful radiologist, Norah wrestles her way through a surprising assortment of obstacles, sometimes amusing and sometimes dreadful, to make a final decision about her future.</span> <br></p></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">If I weren't a writer...</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">At this age, that's a loaded question. I retired from medicine almost 7 years ago, so you can do the math and see that I'm pretty old. Not certain what I'd be doing because this unexpected late endeavor is the most fun I've ever had</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Local library:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">My closest branch has been the <a href="/locations/mesquite" target="_blank">Mesquite Library</a> at the now-obliterated PV Mall on Cactus and Tatum. I've used it mostly as a research resource and have had some lively conversations with librarians there while trying to find other novels written about living in Phoenix and/or the Grand Canyon.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div><p>​<br></p></div>

 

 

 

 

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