Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

This is now one more extraordinary book reflecting deeply on the journey toward death. A talented young surgeon, Paul Kalanithi, is diagnosed with cancer at a very young age. At first his battle is medical. If science has an answer he will find it. But he was also trained in literature, philosophy, and the great search for what is meaningful in life. In the end, as he reaches the limits of his own scientific grasp, he turns to his childhood faith. He writes to the day of his death. His wife, also a brilliant physician, finishes the book. Very moving. A powerful reminder we are all on this journey.