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Open Heart

Although the title might -belong to any one of his cri-de-coeur novels-and in fact expresses his own moral fervency-this book is a memoir by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has done so much to help us to see the horrors of the Holocaust and the need vigilantly to choose between good and evil. In summer 2011, at age 82, -Wiesel had open heart surgery, resulting in five bypasses. Before the surgery, he reflected on key aspects of his life, to give us this brief but undoubtedly bracing study. With a 30,000-copy first printing.

Health, Mind and Body
TopicsHeart disease
Heart surgery
Life choices
Personal narratives