James A. Levine, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, is a world-renowned scientist, doctor, and researcher. He lives in Oronoco, Minnesota.
Praise for "The Blue Notebook"""The Blue Notebook"is a deeply moving story and a searing reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. It is a tribute to how writing can give meaning and help one transcend even the most harrowing circumstances. The voice of Batuk, the unforgettable child prostitute heroine, will stay with the reader a long, long time."--Khaled Hosseini, author of" The Kite Runner" and" A Thousand Splendid Suns""James A. Levine's" The Blue Notebook" tugged at my heart and opened my eyes. Levine's fictional protagonist, Batuk, stands shoulder to shoulder with the iconic Anne Frank, another brave young girl whose innocence was annihilated but whose spirit prevailed and whose gift to the world was the written testimony she left behind. To read "The Blue Notebook" is to bear witness, something we must do if we are to create a world that rejects the exploitation of children and creates a world where they can be safe." --Wally Lamb, author of "The Hour I First Believed"""