Full review in progressI thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It incorporated several things in my life. First, I lost my father to cancer. Before his passing, he had participated in a study at USC-Norris Center. While I stayed with family, I had frequent talks with him (not pertaining books, my Dad wasn't a reader, but about other important life things). Second, this book incorporated my love of reading and books. There were numerous books the author discussed, some I have read...others were added to my ever growing TBR list. Finally, I work in the healthcare field in a hospital setting. It was amazing some of the insight the author could give from the patient perspective.