When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
A beautifully written memoir by Dr. Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who at age 34 was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
When I need something a little lighter, I switch to...
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Also a library ebook. In an age when a majority of people couldn't read or didn't have access to newspapers, traveling from town to town reading the news to groups of paying listeners was a living for the Captain, an elderly former soldier turned printer. He is in the town of Wichita Falls, in northern Texas, presenting the news, when he is approached by an acquaintance to perform a service for a reward: returning a German settler child to her family near San Antonio. She has been living with the Kiowa as an adopted member of their tribe after being abducted in a raid years before.
It's always interesting to read about my home landscapes in a different age.