There will be a celebration and symposium celebrating 30th anniversary of THE HOUSE OF GOD and the NEW Shem Novel, THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE at the Cleveland Clinic in October. Read more: THE HOUSE OF GOD AND RESIDENCY EDUCATION, 1978-2008

For more details on the celebration and symposium, click here.

Next Scheduled Public Appearance:
January 22, 2009 7 p.m.

Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 491-2220

January 29, 2009 7 p.m.
Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA

THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE, the new novel from Samuel Shem, can now be ordered at Amazon and is available in bookstores. Read More>


The 2007 Off-Broadway Production of BILL W. AND DR. BOB is now available on DVD!
Click here for more info and to purchase.

Samuel Shem’s classic novel about medical internship, THE HOUSE OF GOD (1978), was named by the British medical journal The Lancet as one of the two most important American medical novels of the 20th century, the other being Sinclair Lewis’ ARROWSMITH. Click here to read John Updike's new introduction.


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