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David Biro


David Biro

David Biro graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Medical School and Oxford University. He teaches at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and practices dermatology in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is the author of ONE HUNDRED DAYS: My Journey from Doctor to Patient; THE LANGUAGE OF PAIN: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief; THIS MAGNIFICENT DAPPLED SEA; and AND THE BRIDGE IS LOVE. He has also been published in the New York Times, Slate, the Philadelphia Inquirer and various medical journals. David lives in New York City with his wife and twin boys.

Books by David Biro

by David Biro - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Every week for 20 years, three friends meet in a leafy enclosure under the Verrazzano Bridge: Gertie, a feisty Norwegian divorcée and former athlete; Maria, a family-obsessed Italian American widow; and Corinna, a book-loving, hash-smoking eccentric. Together they sit and watch the sea as the ships --- and the last years of their lives --- sail by. On the eve of Gertie’s 80th birthday, they realize that time is running out. Gertie decides she wants to travel the world. Maria secretly plots to reunite Gertie and Corinna with their estranged families. And Corinna falls in love. As the three women strike out in different directions, a series of events unfolds that threatens to destroy the most precious thing of all: their friendship.

by David Biro - Fiction

In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. After an exhaustive search, a match turns up 3,000 miles away in the form of a most unlikely donor: Joseph Neiman, a rabbi in Brooklyn, New York, who is suffering from a debilitating crisis of faith. As Luca’s young nurse, Nina Vocelli, risks her career and races against time to help save the spirited redheaded boy, she uncovers terrible secrets from World War II --- secrets that reveal how a Catholic child could have Jewish genes.