All WCPL locations are closed until further notice. During this time you will not be able to place new holds on physical materials. If you have holds on the shelf, they will be held until we reopen. Discover an array of library resources you can access from home, available anytime.

The end of your life book club

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(5)
4 star
 
(5)
3 star
 
(3)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780307739780
9780449806661
9780307594037
9781410452245
9780307961112
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.8, 15 Points
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID97fc2535-0d56-79f8-2ccd-c1865ea60d71
Grouping Titleend of your life book club
Grouping Authorschwalbe will
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-05-30 07:30:38AM
Last Indexed2020-05-30 07:41:42AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value15
accelerated_reader_reading_level6.8
authorWill Schwalbe
author_displayWill Schwalbe
available_at_catalogCameron Village Regional
Cary Community
East Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Holly Springs Community
North Regional
Southeast Regional
West Regional
collection_catalogAdult Non-Fiction
Large Print Non Fiction
detailed_location_catalogCameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Cary Regional - Adult Non-fiction
East Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction
Fuquay-Varina Community - Large Print Non Fiction
Green Road Community - Adult Non-fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction
North Regional - Adult Non-fiction
North Regional - Large Print Non Fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
display_description

"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.
This 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.
This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

format_catalogBook
Large Print
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id97fc2535-0d56-79f8-2ccd-c1865ea60d71
isbn9780307594037
9780307739780
9780307961112
9780449806661
9781410452245
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:6750835087585North Regional - Large Print Non FictionLP 616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:6750835087587Fuquay-Varina Community - Large Print Non FictionLP 616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfFUQ
overdrive:e51e0078-00e0-43e3-94b5-df50f659f8c0-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:ac77496f-14e1-4933-beb2-d06f164e5fc4-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook11falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:6701475818427Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6701475025945Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseChecked outNER
ils:6701476876733Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseChecked outSER
ils:6701476876732Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6701475818429North Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:6701476209224Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6701477124037Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfHSP
ils:6701476264156North Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:6701476264162Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfCAM
ils:6701476264161Green Road Community - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseChecked outGRE
ils:6701475025947Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfFUQ
ils:6701476209223Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6701476264153West Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6701476264160East Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6701475025954Cary Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
ils:6701476264154Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6701476264157Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6701475231648Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6701476264158Cary Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
ils:6701476264155East Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6701477159791Cary Regional - Adult Non-fiction616.99 SCHWA1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
last_indexed2020-05-30T11:41:42.314Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog616.99 SCHWA
LP 616.99 SCHWA
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogCameron Village Regional
Cary Community
East Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Green Road Community
Holly Springs Community
North Regional
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
West Regional
primary_isbn9780307739780
publishDate2012
2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:675083Large PrintBooksLarge print ed.EnglishThorndike Press, 2012.479 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
overdrive:e51e0078-00e0-43e3-94b5-df50f659f8c0eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2012
overdrive:ac77496f-14e1-4933-beb2-d06f164e5fc4eBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2012
ils:670147BookBooks1st Vintage Books ed.EnglishVintage Books, 2013, c2012.viii, 336 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:6750835087585On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6750835087587On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:e51e0078-00e0-43e3-94b5-df50f659f8c0-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:ac77496f-14e1-4933-beb2-d06f164e5fc4-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:6701475818427On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701475025945Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476876733Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476876732On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701475818429On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476209224On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701477124037On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264156On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264162On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264161Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701475025947On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476209223On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264153On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264160On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701475025954On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264154On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264157On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701475231648On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264158On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701476264155On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6701477159791On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetCancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- United States
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Large type books
Schwalbe, Mary Anne
Schwalbe, Will -- Family
title_displayThe end of your life book club
title_fullThe End of Your Life Book Club
The end of your life book club / Will Schwalbe
title_shortThe end of your life book club
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Cancer
Family
Family & Relationships
Family relationships
Large type books
Literary Criticism
New Age
Nonfiction
Patients
Schwalbe, Mary Anne
Schwalbe, Will