© 2018 Kate Bowler
Book 4: Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I've Loved, by Kate Bowler. In the only memoir on Gates' list, Bowler, a divinity professor at Duke University, wrestles with her diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. Her memoir is a heartbreaking and funny meditation on faith and mortality. "It’s inspiring to see this thoughtful woman face such weighty topics with honesty and humor," writes Gates (Random House site, accessed 5/25; Gates, Gates Notes, 5/21).
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