Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
The November Readers’ Review panel talks about gulag survivor Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s 1962 account of life in a Stalin-era work camp.
- Jackson Bryer professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and co-editor of "Dear Scott, Dear Zelda" (St. Martin's Press)
- Peter Reddaway professor emeritus of political science at George Washington University and author of works on the Soviet dissident movement and Russian politics.
- Alice McDermott author of the National Book Award--winning "Charming Billy," "Child of My Heart" and "After This."
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