Sarah DiGregorio Taking Care

Saturday, July 22 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a book talk with Sarah DiGregorio, author of Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World.

Join us for an afternoon with Sarah DiGregorio, author of Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World. Sarah DiGregorio will be in conversation with Jonathan Bartels for the event. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: In this sweeping cultural history of nursing from the Stone Age to the present, the critically acclaimed author of Early chronicles the profession and makes an urgent call for change.

The story of nursing is uniquely complex. It is woven into war, plague, religion, the economy, and our individual lives in myriad ways. In Taking Care, journalist Sarah DiGregorio chronicles the lives of nurses past and tells the stories of those working today—scientists at the vital intersection of health care and community who are actively changing the world, sometimes invisibly.

An absorbing and empathetic work that combines storytelling with nuanced reporting, Taking Care examines how humans have always tried to care for one another.

About the Author: Sarah DiGregorio is the critically acclaimed author of Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human and Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World. She is a journalist who has written on health care and other topics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Insider, and Catapult Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her daughter and husband. For more information, visit

To order Taking Care, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552. 

"A capacious look at nurses throughout history, from prehistoric times to the present....DiGregorio’s abundant evidence of the crucial and transformative practice of nursing comes through her profiles of community health nurses, first responders, reproductive health providers, nurses turned politicians, and hospice nurses....A well-informed consideration of the intimacy of care."

—Kirkus Reviews

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