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When breath becomes air [sound recording] / Paul Kalanithi ; read by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell.

Kalanithi, Paul. (Author).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naive medical student into a neursurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally to a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoirt. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both." -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 921 KALANITHI (Text) 33892100374488 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 05/12/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524708146 :
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Random House, Inc., 2016.

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Compact disc.
Summary, etc.:
"At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naive medical student into a neursurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally to a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoirt. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both." -- from back cover.
Subject: Kalanithi, Paul > Health.
Lungs > Cancer > Cancer > United States > Biography
Neurosurgeons > Biography.
Husband and wife

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