Waiting For an Echo
Waiting for An Echo

“An uncommonly beautiful writer, Dr. Christine Montross brings a scientist’s rigor and a clinician’s compassion to her examination of the profoundly broken U.S. incarceration system. Waiting For an Echo lays bare the appalling human suffering that occurs every day in our prisons and jails – and points us toward a better way.”
David C. Fathi, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
Falling Into The Fire
Falling Into the Fire

“Thoughtful and deeply compassionate…[Falling Into the Fire] is a fluid meditation on the limits of medicine and how Montross learned to care for ‘people nearly all of whom are in profound moments of crisis.’…This is not a doctor puzzling clues together like some real-world Dr. House; this is a doctor struggling to sit with the uncomfortable questions that arise when medicine doesn't have any answers.” —Los Angeles Times

Body of Work
Body of Work

"Tantalizing…Heart-wrenching…[Montross’s] thoughtful meditations on balancing clinical detachment and emotional engagement will easily find a spot on the shortlist of great med school literature." —Publisher's Weekly (starred review)