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When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.

Kalanithi, Paul, (author.). Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955- (author of foreword.). Malhotra, Sunil, (narrator.). Campbell, Cassandra, (narrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780399566189
  • ISBN: 039956618X
  • ISBN: 9781524708146
  • ISBN: 1524708143
  • Physical Description: 5 audio discs (approximately 5 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Sunil Malhotra & Cassandra Campbell.
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 making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi's wife, Lucy, chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student 'possessed, ' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Biography Finalist 2017
Subject: Kalanithi, Paul.
Neurosurgeons > United States > Biography.
Lungs > Cancer > Patients > Biography.
Death.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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