Dying

These profiles of people in a palliative care unit in France, written by attending psychologist Marie de Hennezel, do what I would have thought impossible. They make dying sound almost peaceful. She describes the “work” each individual does to come to terms with their life as they leave it — each individual requiring something different depending on who they are and what they celebrate in their lives and what they regret. If you also fear this last chapter of life (and who doesn’t?!) you may also find solace in this book.