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The End of Your Life Book Club

The End of Your Life Book ClubIt was a book club with just two members: Will Schwalbe and his mother, Mary Anne, who was dying of pancreatic cancer. The pair whiled away dreary hours...The End of Your Life Book ClubNonfiction, MemoirIt was a book club with just two members: Will Schwalbe and his mother, Mary Anne, who was dying of pancreatic cancer. The pair whiled away dreary hours...2012-09-28Knopf
SHELF LIFE This memoir about reading novels about life and death is touching and heartfelt

SHELF LIFE This memoir about reading novels about life and death is touching and heartfelt

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The End of Your Life Book Club

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir; Author: Will Schwalbe; Publisher: Knopf

It was a book club with just two members: Will Schwalbe and his mother, Mary Anne, who was dying of pancreatic cancer. The pair whiled away dreary hours at chemo by reading everything from Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead to Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety. Their peppery debates were not only about the novels but life and especially death, as Mary Anne bluntly faced her diagnosis — and gently helped her son to as well. The End of Your Life Book Club is a graceful, affecting testament to a mother and a life well lived. A

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