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Glenview Book Club

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The Glenview Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 5, at 5pm in the Glenview Administrative Office, 2050 Claire Court, in Glenview. Please RSVP on www.MyVolunteerPage.com by clicking the Opportunities tab, select Book Club (Glenview), which will be listed under Appreciation and Fellowship Events. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Rockwell at lrockwell@carecenter.org or 847-556-1778.

Please join us! We’ll be talking about:

“When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi – At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. The book chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student to a neurosurgeon to a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

“Gratitude” by Oliver Sachs – During the last few months of his life, Oliver Sacks wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. These four essays form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and gratitude for the gift of life.

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