Tecumseh Public Library
- Published: 27 February 2017 27 February 2017
For the past decade, the Pioneer Library System has made its PLS Big Read and NEA Big Read a tradition in the springtime each year. And the 11th edition of the event is bringing literature into the 11 communities served by the library system with programs slated throughout March.
This year marks the first time the book has been a nonfiction selection and also the first time it's come from outside the NEA's list. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, focuses on a difficult topic – the end of life. The author, a practicing surgeon, looks into the way medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
The Tecumseh Public Library's Talk of the Town discussion group will present a community book talk on Being Mortal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Scholar Bob French will lead the discussion.
Being Mortal was the 2015 Indies Choice Book Award winner in the Adult Non-Fiction category. The author also is the recipient of the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science and two national magazine awards.
The PLS Big Read is presented this year in a collaboration between PLS and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Sponsors for this year's PLS Big Read are the Pioneer Library System Foundation and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.