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The Healer's War

(1988)
A novel by

 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel
Publisher's Weekly
A former military nurse in Vietnam, Scarborough turns here from her humorous fantasies ( The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas ) to this mostly realistic novel of Army nurse Kathleen McCulley's coming of age. Her tour of duty at China Beach puts the young woman from Kansas through the usual mixture of empathy for the Vietnamese and anger at the indifference or outright racism of army personnel. The unanticipated twist is a hallucinatory journey through the jungle with a one-legged Vietnamese boy, a battle-seasoned but crazy soldier and a magic amulet given her by a dying holy man. Although its moralizing invites comparison with TV's MASH and Twilight Zone , Scarborough's light, fluid storytelling and the authentic, pungent background keep this novel interesting.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1988 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Healer's War
Author(s): Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
ISBN: 0-385-24828-8 / 978-0-385-24828-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Healer's War: A Fantasy Novel of Vietnam
Author(s): Elizabeth A Scarborough
ISBN: 1-4976-3699-X / 978-1-4976-3699-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Healer's War
Author(s): Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
ISBN: 0-7592-8724-4 / 978-0-7592-8724-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
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September 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Healer's War
Author(s): Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
ISBN: 0-553-28252-2 / 978-0-553-28252-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Healer's War
Author(s): Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

June 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Healer's War
Author(s): Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Healer's War: A Fantasy Novel of Vietnam
Author(s): Elizabeth A Scarborough
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Healer's War
Author(s): Elizabeth Scarborough
Publisher: Gateway
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