State of Wonder, Anne Patchett
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Seeing her father grace her the ability to see herself, the comfort of physical recognition after a life spent among her mother's people, all those translucent cousins who looked at her like she was a llama who had wandered into their holiday dinner.
From the grand exterior she entered a lobby of palm plants and tired brown sofas that slumped together as if they had come as far as they could and then given up.
There was in fact a circle of hell beneath the one that required an entirely different set of skills that she did not possess.
She had performed surgery in the Amazon here. A totally different experience than doing it in an American hospital.