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Evening Literary Club

Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm (signup deadline was 3 pm, Feb 16)
Home of Tom and Fran Zaniello, 1610 D St. SE, 8 steps

In February, both the Evening and Afternoon Literary Clubs will read the Pulitzer prize winning memoir, When Breath Becomes Air (2016, 251 pp) by Paul Kalanithi. Kalanithi was a neurosurgery resident finishing his many years of training when he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. In the 22 months that he had left to live he wrote this memoir, called, by one reviewer “a great, indelible book, both intimate and illuminating." Kalanathi, who studied both philosophy and literature before he became a doctor, was possessed by the question: what makes for a meaningful life? This book, often compared to Atul Gawandi’s Being Mortal, is both the story of his illness and his attempt to answer that question. One reader notes that “finishing this book and then forgetting it is not an option."

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