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I attended a webinar hosted by Sourcebooks previewing their spring titles. I jotted down five or six titles to watch for but couldn't resist requesting one arc:
Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan. 331 p. Sourcebooks, April 1, 2016. 9781492630142.
Publisher synopsis: 10:00 tonight at the water tower. Tell no one. -Chaos Club
It seems that pranking and heists are a bit of a trend - The Tapper Twins, The Terrible Two, The Great Greene Heist, and Loot. Now we have a YA, and a debut, no less.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. 256 p. Random House Publishing Group, January, 2016.
Publisher synopsis: At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.