Book Discussion - When Breath Becomes Air (an End in Mind Book Discussion)
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. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. 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.
Copies of the book are currently available for check out from the Prior Lake Library. No registration required. Use our library catalog to place your hold.
This program is part of the Scott-Carver End in Mind initiative. End in Mind is a unique, statewide initiative that tries to destigmatize conversations about dying while encouraging people to live their best lives.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Prior Lake Large Meeting Room
- Prior Lake Library
16210 Eagle Creek Ave SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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Phone: (952) 447-3375