What Makes a Life Worth Living: Powerful Memoirs of Love and Loss. John Duberstein, Lucy Kalanithi, Elizabeth Scarboro In Conversation


SACHI, Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India is honored to partner with Bay Area Book Festival In Presenting a thought provoking Panel Discussion

What Makes a Life Worth Living: Powerful Memoirs of Love and Loss

John Duberstein, Lucy Kalanithi, with moderator, Elizabeth Scarboro

In his final year of life before dying of cancer, the young neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi wrote the bestselling “When Breath Becomes Air,” probing how the mind makes meaning and why our lives matter. In her final year of life with cancer, writer Nina Riggs penned a luminous memoir, “The Bright Hour,” detailing the delicate beauty of our mortality and interrogating essential questions about how to live. Paul’s widow, Lucy Kalanthi, wrote a glowing blurb for Nina’s book. Over the months after their spouses had passed away, John and Lucy became good friends and eventually fell in love. They come to us to discuss Nina’s and Paul’s work and legacy, the act of witnessing, and what death can teach us about living and loving.

Bay Area Book Festival

Over the weekend of April 28-29, 2018, the Fourth Annual Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.

Whether you’re a fan of science fiction or history, of fiction or memoir, of poetry or food writing, of children’s literature or science, experience one of the nation’s premier book festivals right here in the Bay Area!

For Festival details and tickets: https://www.baybookfest.org/

For inquiries, contact: info@sachi.org


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