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Literary Medicine: Body and Soul

Literary Medicine: Body and Soul meets the first Thursday of every month at King's Books. This book club reads works that are centered around topics related to medicine, such as human suffering, the human condition, and the experiences of medical professionals. We will be reading works that explores the lives and relationships of those who choose to contribute to the emotionally complex issues that oftentimes put our characters at the brink of life and death. If you are reader that is looking for a community of people who are interested in learning more about the healthcare system, as well as the injustices that exist in a world that is plagued by sickness and disease, please join our group. Each month, the selected book is available for purchase at King's Books.  To see what we're reading this month, go to the main Events page. If you have questions, please email sweet pea for more information.       


Previous Reads:

December 2018: Complications by Atul Gawande

November 2018: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M Sapolsky

October 2018: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

September 2018: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

August 2018: Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts

July 2018:The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

June 2018: The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski

April 2018: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

March 2018: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

February 2018: Stiff by Mary Roach

January 2018: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

December 2017: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

November 2017: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot