Wine + Words

2016 SUMMER BENEFIT

Featuring Lucy Kalanithi in conversation with Ann Patchett

Highlighting the #1 New York Times Bestseller
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 6-10pm
Hotel Jerome Grand Ballroom

Guests enjoyed a reception featuring nine different wines paired with unique tasting notes crafted by the Summer Words literary luminaries. 

Tasting table
Special thanks to Kristen & Charles Bieler
WINE SPONSORS:
The Winebow Group
Cape Classics
Bieler Père et Fils

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

 Kalanithi.interior ATA photo - Suszi Lurie McFaddenWHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR has been on top of the New York Times Bestseller list almost every week since its publication in early January. This profoundly moving memoir was written by Lucy’s late husband, Paul Kalanithi, a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a human life meaningful? Following his death in March 2015, Lucy shepherded Paul’s book to publication and wrote its stunning epilogue.

Praise for WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR:

“This is one of a handful of books I consider to be a universal donor — I would recommend it to anyone, everyone.” — Ann Patchett

“Rattling, heartbreaking, and ultimately beautiful, the too-young Dr. Kalanithi’s memoir is proof that the dying are the ones who have the most to teach us about life.” — Atul Gawande

“[When Breath Becomes Air] split my head open with its beauty.” — Cheryl Strayed

Learn more in this New York Times interview: “Keeping Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s Voice Alive” 

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