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Looking for a book that was advertised in the Omaha world herald and sold at the Bookworm store. It has something about sleep in the title,

Looking for a book that was advertised in the Omaha world herald and sold at the Bookworm store. It has something about sleep in the title, written by a doctor(anesthesiologist) from Nebraska. About a hospital mystery involving sedation, sleep post surgery.
It has been a few years back that is was in the paper.
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016  |  17 Views

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Thanks for asking! This wound up being a tricky one; I've searched through lists of Nebraska authors and Bookworm articles and ads in the Newsbank Omaha World-Herald database, and haven't found what I would call a slam dunk. To help clarify the direction of our future searching: Would you say this book is a fictional mystery novel that happened to have been written by a doctor and included medical elements, or was it more of a nonfiction book about medical topics or current medical research that dealt with anesthesia and sleep troubles? For some reason the word 'mystery' really sent my mind in a particular direction. 

My best bet is a book by local transplant surgeon named Bud Shaw, Last Night in the O.R. I wouldn't have thought of it as a mystery, but this article from Leo Adam Biga about Omaha Lit Fest 2015 highlights a controversy around a case where a patient died, and the book was featured several times in Bookworm newspaper spots. 

A second guess lacks the Nebraska author angle, but the title, plot, and timetable are a better match, and it did pop up in a Bookworm book discussion group or advertisement or two: S.J. Watson's Before I Go To Sleep uses medical mystery elements heavily as a woman deals with the aftermath of an accident that has left her with amnesia, and begins to doubt what she's being told by her husband and her doctor. And Watson was a physician, though an audiologist rather than an anaesthesiologist. 

Another name in Nebraska-native mystery authors with some medical elements that comes to mind is Alex Kava, of course, though she's not a doctor and I can't match a plot or title. And Lydia Kang is a practicing physician and Nebraska author, but her books are off in a young adult dystopian fiction direction. 

If I was entirely off in even the *kind* of book you were looking for, or if you can recall additional details about the plot or characters, please feel free to email back and we'll re-calibrate the search. 

Thanks for asking, and thanks for using AskOPL!

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