death

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The Death Class, by Erika Hayasaki

Erika Hayasaki, having reported on a succession of traumatic events, read about a popular university class on death. She decided to enroll.

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Cross-shaped story

On April 13, 2005, Richard Lischer's 33-year-old son, Adam, phoned his dad. The cancer had spread throughout Adam's body.

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Can medicine be cured?

Jeffrey Bishop is both a physician and a philosopher. Here he turns his clinical and analytical gaze on medicine, and his diagnosis is bleak.

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Never Say Die, by Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby is an important truth teller. Her book's core idea is that old age is real, inescapable and often dreadful—despite society's illusions.