Hospital Zone

Once again Mary Stolz has written a perceptive and meaningful novel for young people which will assume its rightful place among her many other successful novels.

Set in a training hospital, this is the story of Honey Kirkwood, a nineteen-year-old student nurse. Her world alternates between the shell-like seclusion of Private Eight, where her patients are, and the limitless possibilities beyond its corridors.

Honey, like so many people her age, is looking for the answers to two questions. They are, Who am I? and Who is is everybody else? A gradual approach to some understanding of herself and others comes to Honey through her association with the many different people with whom she comes into contact — both in and out of the hospital zone.