When Breath Becomes Air

The Physician Prophet

When Breath Becomes Air is the memoir of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon in his final year of training at Stanford, whose marriage is fraying and whose back hurts - really hurts. He discovers he has terminal lung cancer, which has spread to his bones.


Dear Mr. You

Like A Prayer Bell

I’ll admit when I picked up Dear Mr. You I had low expectations, despite its impressive marketing campaign. I loved Mary-Louise Parker’s intelligence and rapid fire wit in the West Wing (whenever she was on) and every episode of Weeds (except possibly the last one, but endings are tricky).


The Light Between Oceans

A Ferocious Debut

The Light Between Oceans drops us in the waters off Western Australia, on a remote outcropping of rock, with an impossible dilemma. If the answer to your deepest longing and most painful loss arrived, unbidden, on your doorstep (or beach), would you take it?


The Boys In The Boat

A Brutal, Beautiful Ride

The Boys in the Boat is the true story of a group of young men attempting a near impossible feat - to become one perfectly synchronized unit of muscle and determination to win Olympic Gold. They were not typical oarsmen - they were scrappy, simple kids who faced hard times in Depression-era Washington State.