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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Recommended by adult services librarian, Soon Har:

When book publisher and editor Will Schwalbe’s mother Mary Anne was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, they started to spend a lot of time together but found it hard to talk about important end-of-life issues. Inspired by their deep love of books and reading, they started a mother-and-son “book club” which became the perfect vehicle for having meaningful and heartfelt conversations.

She says:

For a book editor, I don’t think Schwalbe is that good a writer as he spends more time than I would have liked talking about himself. But the book is worth reading for the inspirational story of how his mother handles her own diagnosis, and for the discussion of good books, many of which will be familiar to avid readers.