The End of your Life Book ClubLarge Print - 2012
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When Schwalbe’s mother Mary Anne is diagnosed with a rare and always fatal form of pancreatic cancer, he finds himself struggling for ways to have meaningful conversation in the interminable waiting rooms. One day, he asks the question “what are you reading?” and it unlocks the door to wide-rang... 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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