12 Books Recommended by Atul Gawande


American surgeon

Atul Gawande is an American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

1. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel

From the double Man Booker prize-winner comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination — this is Hilary Mantel’s epic novel of the French Revolution….


2. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His fi…


3. The Unwinding by George Packer

Just over a decade into the new millennium, America is beset by a sense of crisis. The seismic shifts that occurred in the space of a generation have created a country of winners a…


4. Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos

*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gamblin…


5. Behind the Beautiful Forever by Katherine Boo

This brilliant work of reportage on the Mumbai slum called Annawadi, and the true-life stories of some of its inhabitants, is a powerful and unforgettable account of the impact of…


6. The Longevity Economy by Joseph F. Coughlin

As the director of the MIT AgeLab, Joseph Coughlin has studied trends in demographics and technology and spearheaded research and innovation to improve the quality of life for olde…


7. Power Score by Geoff Smart

ghSMART, the bestselling team behind Who: The A Method for Hiring, returns with a breakthrough formula for how the best leaders and teams deliver results. “ghSMART is the world’s t…


8. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul — the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of ne…


9. The Quest by Daniel Yergin

In The Quest, master storyteller, leading energy expert and Pulitzer prize-winner for The Prize, Daniel Yergin shows us how energy is the ultimate engine of global political and ec…


10. 2 States by Chetan Bhagat

Fourth book by the bestselling author Chetan Bhagat. 2 States is a story about Krish and Ananya. They are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married…


11. When Doctors Don’t Listen by Leana Wen

In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave conseq…


12. Strangers Drowning by Larissa Macfarquhar

How far do you really go to “do unto others”? Renowned New Yorker journalist Larissa MacFarquhar reveals the individuals who devote themselves fully to bettering the lives of stran…




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