"Thank goodness for writers like Pam Belluck who, in Island Practice
, presents Dr. Tim Lepore, a cross between Marcus Welby and Hawkeye Pierce of M*A*S*H fame. ... Island Practice
is a work of evocative imagery and human description. It is readable, captivating, and almost cautionary in its description of what we have lost in today's world of medicine. Author Pam Belluck has integrated medical, personal, and family issues into a fascinating portrait of a remarkable man."
-- New York Journal of Books
"[Belluck is] an energetic reporter who found in Lepore an irresistible subject."
-- New York Times Book Review
"A fun profile of Nantucket's gun-toting, marijuana-prescribing,house-call-making local doc."
-- PEOPLE Magazine
"Throughout, Belluck's prose is beautiful and lyrical ... the Lepore she gives us is a fascinating character."
-- Boston Globe
"If you were as entranced as I was with John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
and Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief
, you'll find similar pleasures in Island Practice
-- Huntington News
"A vibrant, throbbing and sometimes painful book about life on an island and all the messiness that goes along with helping people through hard times if you're the local doctor ... chock full of colorful anecdotes of island life, humor, empathy, colorful and sometimes X-rated medical emergencies...."
-- Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror
is a thorough dissection of a man doing his best to stand up to impersonal 21st-century medical practices. …What's more, the book sketches a complex portrait of Nantucket itself -- the stuff you won't see in Frommer's -- that makes you glad that at least one guy is ready for anything."
-- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"...intriguing cases handled by Lepore are described in the new book Island Practice
, written by Pam Belluck, a New York Times health writer."
"New York Times
writer Pam Belluck ... clearly knew great material when she found it."
-- Nantucket Chronicle
gives readers an inside look at the peculiar challenges of health care on the island while reflecting on those that all communities face."
-- Boston Globe's "White Coat Notes"