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Read by millions in thirty-two countries, soon to be a major motion picture, and voted "one of the ten most-beloved books of all time," here is the English-language edition of Noah Gordon's masterworkIn eleventh-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware "something" is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift--an acute sensitivity to impending death--never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.Arab "madrassas "are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world's most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival--medicine--makes a riveting modern classic."The Physician" is the first book in Noah Gordon's Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with "Shaman" and concludes with "Matters of Choice."
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Table of Contents

Part One: Barber's BoyPart Two: The Long JourneyPart Three: IspahanPart Four: The MaristanPart Five: The War SurgeonPart Six: HakimPart Seven: The Returned

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Fueled by a passion for medical knowledge-and a true gift for healing-Rob Cole undertakes a journey from medieval London to Persia, bringing readers along on dangerous adventures and cross-cultural encounters. Read by millions in thirty-two countries, The Physician is the novel that put Noah Gordon on the map.

About the Author

Noah Gordon has had outstanding international success. The Physician, now a major motion picture, has been called a modern classic, and booksellers at the Madrid Book Fair voted it "one of the 10 best-loved books of all time." Shaman was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. Both of these books, and five of the author's other novels-The Rabbi, The Death Committee, The Jerusalem Diamond, Matters of Choice, and The Winemaker-are published in digital formats by Barcelona eBooks and Open Road Integrated Media. Gordon's novel, The Last Jew, will also be published digitally in the near future. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, Lorraine.

Reviews

"Gordon's compelling novel recreates the 11th century so powerfully that the reader is propelled through its several hundred pages by a tidal wave of imagination and authentic detail." -Publishers Weekly"Populated by engaging characters, rich in incident and vivid in historical detail, [The Physician] is a pleasure." -The New York Times "[The Physician] has the flavor of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, but with a deeper character development and story arc . . . . An insightful and unforgettable read." -Zoltaire's Blog "An adventurous and inspiring tale of a quest for medical knowledge pursued in a violent world full of superstition and prejudice." -Library Journal

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