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Author Series: A History of Present Illness

Author Series: A History of Present Illness

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A HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS by Anna DeForest

From Being Mortal by Atul Gawande to When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, books by doctors have given us a glimpse into the fragility and wonder of the human body and spirit. Joining this strong tradition of books, we are excited to share with you the debut by palliative care physician Anna DeForest: A HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS (Little, Brown; August 16, 2022). Staggeringly powerful in its brevity, DeForest’s novel shares insight into the complex world of hospitals, a world many of us enter as patients but struggle to understand.

 

Exploring areas in ethics and compassion in which doctors receive little formal training, DeForests novel will spark honest conversations about humane and ethical medical care. Wholly original and shockingly brilliant (Jenny Offill, author of Weather) with darkly funny prose, A HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS is a boldly honest meditation on the body, the hope of healing, and what it means to truly be alive.

Date:
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Time:
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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