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La Jolla Reads!

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La Jolla Riford Library and Warwick's present LA JOLLA READS!  Our local version of "One Book, One San Diego". Every four months we will choose a different title for everyone to enjoy. What a great way to get everyone in the community talking about the same book!  The library has ordered extra copies of  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.  If you find you can’t wait to get your hands on it, Warwick’s is offering 20% off.

Stay tuned for more information about our next meeting in Late January!

Happy reading everyone!

 

Being Mortal

From Atul Gawande, a book that has the potential to change medicine--and lives!

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable.  But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession.  Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures -- in his own practices as well as others' - as life draws to a close.  And he discovers how we can do better.

Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal, shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life--all the way to the very end.

 

"Wise and deeply moving." - Oliver Sacks