The End Of Your Life Book Club

Hardcover | October 2, 2012

byWill Schwalbe

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Mary Anne Schwalbe was a renowned educator who filled such august positions as Director of Admissions at Harvard and Director of College Counseling at New York''s prestigious Dalton School. She also felt it incumbent upon herself to educate the less fortunate and spent the last 10 years of her life building libraries in Afghanistan. But her story here begins with a mocha, dispensed from a machine in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Over coffee, Will casually asks his mom what she''s been reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they mutually agree to read the same books and share them together as Mary Anne waits for her chemotherapy treatments. The books they read, chosen by both, range from the classic to the popular: from The Painted Veil to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; from My Father''s Tears to the Christian spiritual classic Daily Strength for Daily Needs. Their discussions reveal how books become increasingly important to the connection between a remarkable woman whose life is coming to a close, and a young man becoming closer to his mom than ever before.

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INDIGO SPOTLIGHT: This month's Spotlight selection is a graceful and inspiring memoir about the stories we share with the people we love. The End of Your Life Book Club is a moving testimonial of the love between a son and his aging mother as she prepares for the end of her life. Both are great readers who know books can open up worlds and change lives. Will Schwalbe worked for years as an edit...

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Mary Anne Schwalbe was a renowned educator who filled such august positions as Director of Admissions at Harvard and Director of College Counseling at New York's prestigious Dalton School. She also felt it incumbent upon herself to educate the less fortunate and spent the last 10 years of her life building libraries in Afghanistan. But her story here begins with a mocha, dispensed from a machine i...

WILL SCHWALBE has worked in publishing (most recently as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Hyperion Books); new media, as founder of Cookstr.com; and as a journalist, writing for such publications as the New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is on the board of Yale University Press and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation. He is the co-author with David Shipley of Send: Why People Em...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.16 × 5.68 × 1.39 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307399664

ISBN - 13:9780307399663

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