The End of Your Life Book Club 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… The End of Your Life Book Club 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… 2012-10-02 Memoir Nonfiction Knopf
Book Review

The End of Your Life Book Club (2012)

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
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2012; Writer: Will Schwalbe; Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction; 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

Originally posted Sep 26, 2012 Published in issue #1227 Oct 05, 2012 Order article reprints