THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. COUNEY, by Dawn Raffel

The true story of the mysterious "doctor" who revolutionized neonatal care and saved some 7000 babies--by placing them in incubator sideshows on the midway. Dr. Couney's bizarre shows went on for 40 years at Coney Island and Atlantic City, as well as almost every major world's fair. NPR called the book "A mosaic mystery told in vignettes, cliffhangers, curious asides, and some surreal plot twists." The New York Times Book Review selected it as New & Notable, and the Chicago Tribune wrote that it's "written with the great style and energy of a can't put-down-thriller."