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At the Water's Edge: A Novel by Sara Gruen

By Sara Gruen

In this exciting new novel from the writer of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen back demonstrates her expertise for growing spellbinding interval items. on the Water’s area is a gripping and poignant love tale a couple of privileged younger woman’s awakening as she studies the devastation of global battle II in a tiny village within the Scottish Highlands.

After disgracing themselves at a excessive society New Year’s Eve social gathering in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are bring to a halt financially by way of his father, a former military colonel who's already ashamed of his son’s lack of ability to serve within the warfare. whilst Ellis and his ally, Hank, make a decision that the one option to regain the Colonel’s desire is to prevail the place the Colonel very publicly failed—by weeding out the well-known Loch Ness monster—Maddie reluctantly follows them around the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered international behind.

The trio locate themselves in a distant village within the Scottish Highlands, the place the locals don't have anything yet contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie is left on her personal on the remoted lodge, the place nutrients is rationed, gas is scarce, and a knock from the postman can carry tragic information. but she unearths herself falling in love with the stark attractiveness and sophisticated magic of the Scottish nation-state. steadily she involves recognize the villagers, and the friendships she varieties with younger women open her as much as a bigger international than she knew existed. Maddie starts off to determine that not anything is because it first appears to be like: the values she holds pricey end up unsustainable, and monsters lurk the place they're least expected.

As she embraces a fuller experience of who she could be, Maddie turns into acutely aware not just of the darkish forces round her, yet of life’s good looks and amazing probabilities.

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A plane crash in the middle of Manhattan will put different information demands on policy makers, and have different potential sources of information than a pandemic incident. Even within the same incident, different personnel at different levels of response will have very different information needs. The HHS Secretary has different data needs during a pandemic than the EMT transporting flu patients, the emergency room physician receiving the patient, the incident commander of the hospital where the patient is admitted, or the patients themselves.

A study of the Denver Health Nurse line described by Colorado’s Bogdan found that a majority of callers trust the information they are given by the nurses, with 70 percent of them following the advice they were given. ” In other words, even if they ignore the nurse, they often do so by simply choosing not to go to a healthcare facility because they have a more informed opinion of their condition. A full 40 percent of callers were able to manage their illness at home, reducing the impact on the healthcare system.

As soon as you ask people: tell me how many ventilators you have, tell me how many beds you have, tell me how many nurses you have and you’re not the public health authority, people say, well, why are you asking? Are you going to take them? Do you want them? And we nudge up every time we try to get better in our situational awareness, we nudge up against command and control,” Biddinger said. However, control of information is control of the response, so it is important to establish strategies and systems that link situational awareness with the appropriate control authorities in the response so that people feel comfortable sharing the information and acting as a regional unit.

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