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The Resource When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

Label
When breath becomes air
Title
When breath becomes air
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- When Breath Becomes Air 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 memoir. 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. "I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything, "he wrote. "Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: I can't go on. I'll go on.' -- "--Janet Maslin, -- -- -- -- -- --USA Today "It's (Kalanithi's) unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air ("When Breath Becomes Air From the Hardcover edition
Summary
A young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal diagnosis describes his examination into what truly makes a meaningful life
Tone
Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462715
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalanithi, Paul
Dewey number
616.99/424
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.L8
LC item number
K35 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kalanithi, Paul
  • Lungs
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Husband and wife
Target audience
adult
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn934770100
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812988413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 887752
  • 3BF555E1-8C58-4685-8224-9C4BCD1270D0
Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn934770100
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812988413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 887752
  • 3BF555E1-8C58-4685-8224-9C4BCD1270D0

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