Five Best Books on Healing

From a Wall Street Journal story by Gavin Francis headlined “Five Best Books on Healing”:

By John Berger (2012)

1. Our notions of healing and recovery must surely begin with childhood—with a mother’s “kiss it better,” or bowls of chicken soup served in bed. In “Cataract,” the art critic and novelist John Berger wrote beautifully of how cataract surgery restored all the vivid beauty of his childhood world, saturated as it was with color, and how routine eye surgery can be transformative for someone’s quality of life, “comparable with the removal of a particular form of forgetfulness.”