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.


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.


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.