Books by Margaret Drake

Elizabeth Adams expects the adventure of a lifetime when she accepts a faculty position at the Nursing Education Program at the National Saudi University for Girls, but nothing could prepare her for the whirlwind of drama and intrigue she encounters as she navigates romance and rescue under the close eye of the Committee for the Protection of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. When a student begs Elizabeth to help save her life, she embarks on a quest that brings her closer to the heart of Saudi Arabia and her own beliefs about freedom, love, and purpose.

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MEN’S RECEIVING WARD (2017)
The medical needs of wounded soldiers during WWII caused military hospitals at home and on battle fronts to take on many doctors, nurses and ancillary healthcare workers. This left a severe deficit for the home folks. After peace came again, the discharged medical workers transitioned back to domestic institutions. This is the story of an occupational therapist and doctors and nurses in an Iowa hospital during that upheaval.

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It is 1940 in Selma, Alabama, as Tallulah Beulah Norris works as a maid for a white woman. Although she has hazel eyes, light skin, and reddish-brown hair, Tallulah realizes she will never pass for anything other than a Negro in her town. Sired by a white banker who wants nothing to do with her and ostracized by those around her, Tallulah begins plotting her escape from the colored world. She develops a plan to become white, changes her name to Clara Brett, prepares for tenth grade graduation, and dreams of becoming an occupational therapist. When her mother suddenly dies, Clara finally puts her plan into action. Her journey eventually leads her to enlist in the Army during World War II. After she is sent to Hawaii to work as an occupational therapist and nurse, Clara must overcome many obstacles to advance in rank, care for injured soldiers, and harbor her secret. When her truth is ultimately exposed, Clara becomes immersed in a fierce battle between her conscience and her need to keep her true identity hidden.

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HAOLE WIFE (2011)
Ina Marie Martin, the Haole Teacher, married Dr. McNeill in 1920. They had a girl child named Leilani. This was the beginning of Prohibition in the United States and the Territories such as Hawaii. In this story, Ina Marie navigates through the full wave of events driven by the forces of Prohibition.

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In 1910, women could not vote. The romance of the western frontier still lured many people to adventure and the quest for wealth in the prairies. Homesteaders were enticed to settle the lands with the goal of civilizing the west. Miss Ruby Taylor, school teacher joined this flood of new settlers to the South Dakota plains.

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HAOLE TEACHER (2008)
WWI took many men away, leaving women to adapt to their absence. Iowa school teacher Ina Marie Martin found herself a victim of this tumultuous time. Like men who were physically or mentally injured, she needed to recover, to find a way to avoid becoming an outcast. She fled her shame and found a new life on the Island of Hawaii.

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In 1920, tuberculosis was the main killer of young people. Occupational therapy had just begun as a profession unto itself. The Mississippi State Tuberculosis Sanatorium had been open only two years. Louisa Anne McFarland, from Jones County, was sent to the Sanatorium to heal her tubercular lungs.

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RECONSTRUCTING SOLDIERS: AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST IN WWI (2003)
WWI was a time when women at war were few and far between. The new profession of occupational therapy was just becoming known. Lorena Longley joins this new profession and decides to be part of the war work to help US troops in France.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL

A U.S. Feminist in Saudi Arabia (1980-1982)(2010)
The book describes the experiences of a single American woman teaching in a university in Saudi Arabia between 1980 and 1982, just as the Islamic world was experiencing a reversal of previously achieved steps toward women’s rights.

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ROMANCE

The Disappearing Patient (2008)
A southern occupational therapist works with a difficult patient who disappears. She grapples with ties of home versus the draw of adventure and decides it is time to leave her hometown job and take a position in southern Alaska.

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TEXTBOOKS

Crafts and Creative Media in Therapy (3rd edition, 2006)
Crafts and Creative Media in Therapy, Third Edition is a quick reference for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, students, activity directors, and recreational therapists looking to increase their knowledge of the therapeutic power of crafts.

Crafts in Therapy and Rehabilitation (2nd edition, 1998)
Crafts in Therapy and Rehabilitation (1st edition, 1992)

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