Dr. Cornelia Griggs presents THE SKY WAS FALLING

Join us to hear from Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a triple board-certified pediatric surgeon, whose book THE SKY WAS FALLING talks about her experience as a pediatric surgery fellow in New York City preparing to complete her nine years of training when COVID hit. This is her day-by-day account of working through the harrowing first months of the pandemic, told with a remarkable insider's view.

She will be in conversation with Jill Abramson. Jill Abramson is an American author, journalist, and academic. She is best known as the former executive editor of The New York Times. She was the first female executive editor in the paper's 160-year history. She teaches journalism at Northeastern University in Boston.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
10 Langley Rd
Newton, MA 02459-1972
The Sky Was Falling: A Young Surgeon's Story of Bravery, Survival, and Hope By Dr. Cornelia Griggs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982168483
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Gallery Books - March 12th, 2024


The dramatic, unforgettable, and ultimately cathartic diary of a young pediatric surgeon and mother working on the front lines as the COVID-19 pandemic hit one of New York City’s busiest hospitals.

In the spring of 2020, many of us were sequestered in our homes, attempting to teach our children and learn to bake whi