When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese

The story of neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi and how he comes to terms with the news that he has terminal lung cancer. How can a young life so full of promise, a young man blessed with intellect and warmness be so cruelly cut short. The story is concluded by his wife Lucy and though the writing is sad and the ending inevitable the way and manner that the author faces his nemesis makes for poignant, thoughtful yet compulsive reading.