I'm Really Not The Ghoul My Family Says I Am
Recommended by JM, a former member of the Tech Services Department of the library.
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I have an insatiable desire to know what may come after this life so I have read all the Crossing Over books. I especially enjoyed this one because the novel was so cleverly written, and I was astounded by the last two pages and had to start reading the book again. It made me want to spend more time with all of my family and made me aware, just aware of their importance.
My Last Breathby Matthew D. Dovel
Again, this book was written by someone who accidentally "died" and later committed suicide. I found his narrative very honest and interesting, and possibly not to be taken too seriously. I thought he had a very down to earth writing style and it was a fast, satisfying read for me. It certainly touched on the difference between my perception of heaven and hell.
I am extremely interested in doctor/patient relationships and having a brother-in-law and also a good family friend doing their residencies, I couldn't resist this hard to put down story of a doctor's life. Their feelings and interactions with patients was fascinating from a patient's standpointmine. It also spoke of how death affects them as people.
We were devastated with the news of my husband's dad having untreatable cancer and then soon after, my dad also. Even though this book was written with men in mind, it helped me to help my husband get through this awful period in our lives. I learned to listen, cope, and cherish the time we had left.
A diving bell is an old fashioned diving suit, a big iron thing that encircled people. The author of this incredible book wrote it after he had a stroke that paralyzed everything except his eyes. He told the story of his stroke and the frustration of his condition by blinking his eyes as his alphabet. Made me think twice about my freedom and health.