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2015 in Review: Truthdig’s Books of the Year

A look back at some of our favorites from the reading stack.

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Gratitude

When Dr. Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wrote, “I have loved and been loved. ... Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

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Oliver Sacks, Neurological Innovator and ‘Awakenings’ Author, Dies at 82

Hollywood might have granted him fame, but the renowned psychiatrist’s valuable work deserved to be amplified, however the means.

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On the Move

Since the 1985 publication of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” neurologist Oliver Sacks has been enlightening readers with sharply observed, generously humane medical case studies. In his latest book, “On the Move: A Life,” Sacks presents an extended study of the patient he knows best: himself.

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Facing Death, Oliver Sacks Says He Wants to Live ‘in the Richest, Deepest, Most Productive’ Way

On revealing that he has terminal cancer, the famed neurologist and author has displayed an admirably positive, and even courageous, attitude.

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Hallucinations

Oliver Sacks’ graceful and informative new book, “Hallucinations,” explores the surprising ways in which our brains call up simulated realities that are almost indistinguishable from normal perceptions.

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