The End of Your Life Book ClubBook - 2012
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This Biography plots the relationship between Will Schwalbe and his mother when she is slowly dying of an incurable disease. They connect through the books they are reading. There are so many book compilations similar to this, but this book has a particularly good set of reads and a very heart wa... Read More »
VanessaCCL Nov 27, 2012
"Editor and writer Will Schwalbe and his mother, Mary Anne, started a book club just for them as they sat in the waiting room at the centre where Mary Anne was receiving chemotherapy. Their conversations began with her remarks about a particular book and continued through more than two years... Read More »
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" I realized then that for all of us, part of the process of Mom's dying was mourning not just her death but also the death of our dreams of things to come. You don't really lose the person who has been; you have all those memories. ..... I was learning that when you're with someone who is dying, you may need to celebrate the past, live the present, and mourn the future all at the same time."
“One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. ... I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight.”
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