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It was a book called Nurse: A World of Care by Peter Jaret. It is a book that conveys in photographs — and I love to take photographs myself — the ways in which nurses around the world have helped heal the world of individuals, patients and populations. I gave it to my trustees.

Last book received as a gift

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness. It's a new book by two social scientists in Chicago, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, that deals with the ways in which our environment influences our actions.

Who taught you to love books?

I think I came to love books as a result of one of my elementary school teachers. It would have been sixth grade. It was the way she talked about them and the way she catalyzed conversations between and among the students about books.

By Patrice Gaines

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