Favourite Book(s) #4 – The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

I first saw this book in the shop window of a bookshop in Australia when I was there in 2012. There was something about the title and the book cover that made me venture inside and pick up the book.

Deciding it was definitely a future purchase I made a note of it so that I could order it once I was back home as I already had enough luggage weight!

When I got back home I ordered the book and started reading as soon as I could. It tells the story of the author whose mother has been diagnosed with Cancer. During the time of his mother’s treatment they read a number of books together, shared thoughts and conversation. At the back of the book there is a list of all the books they read together or discussed during the time of treatment.  It is a sad book in places and yet is also a rather special, about a very special relationship between a mother and her son.

I can imagine that writing the book was a double-edged sword for the author, happy memories and discussion on one side with a way of coping with grief on the other. It is one of my favourite books.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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1 Response to Favourite Book(s) #4 – The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

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