The Heart Specialist
The Heart Specialist is a work of historical fiction, inspired by the life of Dr. Maude Abbott, one of Montreal's first female physicians. It was long-listed for the 2009 ScotiaBank Giller Prize.
Claire Holden Rothman is a Montreal writer. After early training as a lawyer, she taught college literature, and creative writing at McGill University. She has also worked extensively as a translator in her native Montreal, winning the Glassco Prize for her translation of Quebec’s first novel, Le chercheur de trésors/The Alchemist. Rothman’s short fiction has appeared in numerous literary periodicals. She has published two story collections, Salad Days and Black Tulips.