When Breath Becomes Air (Large Print / Hardcover)

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“With a message both mournful and life-affirming, When Breath Becomes Air chronicles a young doctor's journey from literature student to promising neurosurgeon and finally to a patient in his own hospital after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Always profound, never sentimental, this important book refuses to take refuge in platitudes, instead facing mortality with honesty and humility. Written in engaging prose and filled with penetrating insights, this story is relevant to everyone and will captivate fans of memoir, literature, philosophy, and popular science alike. Lyrical passages of great beauty and vulnerability are deftly balanced by bright, candid moments of joy and even humor. Come prepared with plenty of tissues; over and over again this exquisite book will break your heart.”
— Carmen Tracey, Loganberry Books, Shaker Hts, OH

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410487858
ISBN-10: 1410487857
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: February 17th, 2016
Pages: 209
Language: English