The End of your Life Book Club
Also : Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2013
In this inspiring and moving memoir, Will Schwalbe tells about the last days spent with his mother as she lie in a hospital bed facing a terminal illness. Rather than wallowing in despair, mother and son decide to read the same books leading to wide-ranging honest conversations and a renewed bond... 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.”