Books by Dr. Chuck Radis

Pick up a copy of “Go by Boat,” “Island Medicine,” or “John Jenkins: Mayor of Maine,” at your favorite local independent bookstore or online at Amazon Books, Barnes & Noble, or wherever on-line books are sold. The perfect Christmas gift or summer read! 

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                                                           Go by Boat

                                       Stories of a Maine Island Doctor                                                                        

“…by turns hilarious, moving, and instructive–but above all, entertaining–the real-life characters–most of them stubborn Maine islanders–are characters indeed, and I’m happy to have met them.”                              Monica Wood, author of The One-In-A-Million Boy and When We Were the Kennedys.

“Radis puts a human face on the personal and physical challenges of practicing medicine, joining the ranks of writing physicians such as Abraham Verghese and the late Richard Selzer.”                                                          Lloyd Sachs, book critic, Chicago Tribune and Kirkus Reviews. 

Island Medicine

James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small meets Doc Martin in this uniquely American tale of a young physician setting up a medical practice on the gritty islands of Maine’s Casco Bay.

Professor Len Calabrese, DO, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine: “Dr Chuck Radis is a fine storyteller both entertaining and touching. In his writing he shares an intimate portrait of the joys and challenges of doctoring to a rugged group of islanders not about to swayed from their ways merely to please the island doctor. “


John Jenkins led an extraordinary life as Maine’s first Black state senator, mayor of Lewiston and Auburn, and a 5-time world champion in karate. 

Maine Governor Janet T. Mills:  “What I remember most about John Jenkins are not the titles he held, but the way he held them. John never forgot the inherent, intangible power of the office and the ability to make people feel good just by showing up.” 

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