Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: 'The End of Your Life Book Club'

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. I am definitely getting better at this meme because again, I have a book that is set for release on October the 2nd.

“What are you reading?”
That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less.
The End of Your Life Book ClubThis is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying. 
Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page

I think I will really like this book. I like the idea of books inspiring conversations because it is so true and I cannot wait to see what books they are going to use.

So, what are you waiting on?

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the sound of this one....what a great "end" to a journey. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  2. Not the type of book I read but I like the concept! Thanks for sharing and stopping by My WoW post! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  3. Not my kind of read, but I hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Great concept for a book. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. never heard of it, so thanks for sharing ;)


    my WOW

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  6. Haven't heard of this one but it sounds great :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my WOW!!

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  7. Great pick! I'll check this one out! :D

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