"The narrator of this story is a lifeguard who contemplates his identity and life-roles as he lounges in his lifeguard chair, elevated above the crowd of beachgoers. In the winter months, he is a student of divinity; in the summer months, he ascends the throne marked with a red cross in the hopes of guarding the lives of those at play before him."
"This short but complex book assesses the many, current risks to all life on earth and considers some avenues for repair that may provide hope for the future. E. O. Wilson, a distinguished scientist, describes how all life on earth is inter-related.."
"A remarkable story that, like all McEwan’s work, focuses on the inner dilemmas of everyday life. He explodes a single instant into pages of riveting prose—and, like collisions in a cloud chamber, shows how a tiny event can alter destiny."
“Illustrated with photographs and maps, and amplified by intelligent, sensitive commentary by the remarkable nonagenarian, Beth, this book includes information on the treatments available in wartime and the strategic events of the war.”
"Tithonus is a dramatic monologue that imagines the once handsome, magnificent Trojan prince to be well-advanced in an unfortunate state brought about by negligent gods and his own lack of foresight. "
"This collection of poems by physician Jack Coulehan provides a wide range of themes, forms, times, locations and sensibilities. It is the work of a master of the art – this is his sixth poetry volume – whose career in medicine, writing, health humanities and medical education surfaces in many of the poems.”
“The Father is the story of an older man with Alzheimer’s disease (André) and his progression through first living on his own, then living with his daughter (Anne), and finally living in a nursing home. Or, is it? It’s hard to tell, and that is the intention of the playwright...”
"The aim of these reflections on uncertainty in medicine is not to discredit evidence-based medicine or to incite suspicion of the careful and caring processes by which most clinicians arrive at the advice they give. Rather it is to change conversations among practitioners and between them and their patients in such a way as to raise everyone’s tolerance for the inevitable ambiguities and uncertainties we live with.“
“The artist, Matt Sesow, suffered a horrific trauma at the age of 8, when an airplane propeller sliced off his left arm. Although doctors tried to reattach the limb, his left hand could not be saved. Sesow has learned to channel the anger, grief, and intensity from this physical and emotional trauma into his paintings, which are raw and dark and vivid.” Painting credit: Matt Sesow
"While epic in nature, the novel offers two particular insights on the dementia experience. One centers on all the minute-by-minute struggles Alzheimer’s can thrust upon its sufferers and their caregivers. The other concerns the many forms denial can take and how they can manifest at different times during the course of an illness."