Two Book Minimum:
The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon
Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon
Game of Crows by Christopher Anderson Links: Lawrence Public Library| Amazon
She Said / She Said:
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by Atul Gawande
Available from Lawrence Public Library | Amazon.com
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.
Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.
National Book Award Winners Announced!
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March: Book Three by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, And Nate Powell
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