When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi [Emily Rapp Black]
All Levels | We’ll discuss this groundbreaking memoir, which details the author’s life as a neurosurgeon and his fight against advanced lung cancer, and grapples with the question What makes a life worth living? We will discuss the craft elements that make this book exemplary, including pacing, layering, lyricism, scene creation, and collaboration. Students will be invited to share responses to the work, but this is primarily a discussion-based class. We will also have a special visitor.
Students in this class will receive a book club discount on the instructor’s reading list at the Elliott Bay Book Co.
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