David Kerns - Fortnight on Maxwell Street

We are delighted to welcome David Kerns to the store to discuss his novel, Fortnight on Maxwell Street.

Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero's journey of fear and courage set in Chicago in the early spring of 1968. Medical student Nick Weissman spends two weeks delivering babies in the kitchens and bedrooms of the inner-city's slum tenements. Over his head medically, and unprotected in one of America's most dangerous neighborhoods, his character and resourcefulness are tested in the extreme when Chicago violently erupts after the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.

David Kerns retired a decade ago from his career as a senior hospital executive and Stanford medical professor to devote himself full-time to writing. For the past six years he has been a columnist and feature writer for the Napa Valley Register. Born and educated in Chicago, his inspiration for Fortnight on Maxwell Street was his own two-week medical student rite of passage at the Chicago Maternity Center on the city's West Side.

Event date: 

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, 60093
Fortnight on Maxwell Street Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996676533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Bay Tree Publishing - February 7th, 2018

Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero's journey of fear and courage set in Chicago in the spring of 1968. 24-year-old medical student Nick Weissman spends two weeks delivering babies in the kitchens and bedrooms of the inner-city's slum tenements.