The End of Your Life Book Club (Vintage)

by Will Schwalbe | Health, Mind & Body |
ISBN: 0307739783 Global Overview for this book
Registered by judygreeneyes of San Diego, California USA on 8/9/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by judygreeneyes from San Diego, California USA on Saturday, August 09, 2014
"Nothing links person to person like the frequent passage from hand to hand of a good book."

I just finished reading a copy of this book that I checked out of the library, but I somehow ended up with another copy of it, so I'm passing it along.

This is a very special story, written by a son about the last two years of his mother's life after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is a tribute to his mother; it's also a book about love of books. Together the mother and son read and discuss a long list of books in her last two years. It's something they've always done, but it seems to be more organized in her last two years, and they spend so much time together discussing the books as they go together to chemo appointments and doctor visits. The mother is an inspiring lady, one of those few who throw themselves into very special causes, like helping women and children who are refugees and raising money to build a library in Afghanistan. I rarely read memoirs, but this is a great book for book lovers and for anyone who appreciates a well-told story about the love between a mother and son.

Journal Entry 2 by judygreeneyes at Sanibel Bean 2240 Periwinkle in Sanibel, Florida USA on Saturday, August 09, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (8/9/2014 UTC) at Sanibel Bean 2240 Periwinkle in Sanibel, Florida USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Brought from San Diego to Sanibel and released to my good friend and awesome bookcrosser Dove-i-libri (and her husband) at our now annual meet-up (3rd year!). It's always so fun to see her, and this year she also got to meet my sister powaybabe and her daughter.

Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 3 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, August 16, 2014
JudyGreenEyes actually handed this book to me at our wonderful annual meet-up on Sanibel Island. We had a lovely lunch at the Blue Giraffe (Link), a fun and interesting little eatery on the island, and perused some of the shops. A peaceful and pleasant afternoon!

This seems a melancholy, yet inspirational book, and I'm looking forward to reading it and sharing it when I'm done. I have a lot of books to read already, and, so, it might be a while before you see another journal entry.

Thank you so much, Green Eyed Reader, and I look forward to our next visit!

November 2, 2018: I never did get to read this book, it was sitting here by the computer, and in true bookcrossing fashion, my friend who was staying with us through a hurricane asked if she could read it. What is a bookcrosser to say, except yes? She has gone on her way back to the pan handle, and, lo and behold, the book is journeying with her! Happy Travels, book! Stay safe and dry, Joy!

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