The End of Your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe

Merry Christmas to a great book club! Karen's Choice

Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she’s reading. The conversation they have grows into a tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. The ones they choose range from classic to popular, from fantastic to spiritual, and we hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just finished reading this book. Despite the sad circumstances, I really enjoyed reading it. I look forward to hearing what others think of it.

    October 11

    • PeaceofaPuzzle

      I really liked the book. It was a neat way to spend time in a waiting room rather then not knowing what to say to the one going through treatment. The books they read were of all sort, some I know, some I don't, some I want to read and others I have no desire to read. I am glad to see a relationship between a man and his mother written about...it is not one that is written about much. Thanks for the great selection Karen.

      December 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    The book is Very flat. It's almost like I was reading his diary which is not a literature, but pure notes of everyday life. But the evening is very nice. Happy holidays to every one.

    December 5

  • Erin

    A lovely evening with Meet-up friends. Nice to have new members too! Happy holidays everyone.

    December 4

  • Laurie

    Hi Karen!

    Would it be a problem to squeeze in one more person?

    December 4

  • marianne lafleur

    Have to work

    December 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it :/ Merry Christmas! :)

    December 2

  • eva chambers

    Sorry that I cannot make it to the Xmas dinner - flying to Mexico on Wednesday. See you in January - Have a great holidays!

    December 1

  • Barb Hartford

    I'm so sorry, I RSVP'ed that Ben and I would be there, but we can't make it. Merry Christmas everyone! Look forward to seeing you in January.

    December 1

  • Blair

    I am planning to be there on Wednesday and looking forward to it!

    December 1

  • DENICE HILL

    Unfortunately we have another engagement that evening. Merry Christmas everyone!

    November 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. I am going to try to make it. I am a new and would like to try it out.

    November 28

  • Diane Lawson

    Hi Karen,
    I just joined the book club and would love to meet up with all of you next week. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Diane
    PS: do I just ask for you by name at the Mandarin or are you reserved under the Hamilton Book Club?

    November 28

  • Laurie

    Merry Christmas Everyone! I had all intentions of coming to discuss this book. I have had two more commitments sprung on me next week. See everyone in the new year. Laurie & Lynne

    November 27

    • Laurie

      I was able to juggle my schedule so that Mom & I can join :)

      November 28

  • Jean

    Hi Karen:
    I will be there!

    November 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there. I'm sorry to say that something's come up so I won't be attending. Thanks.

    November 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great RSVP numbers! Are we having dinner there? Do they have an a la carte menu to choose from?

    November 27

  • Karen

    Please note the change in location for this meetup. Thanks everyone

    November 27

  • Nancy Smith

    Looking forward to attending and discussing this book. I'm going to get it today and start reading it soon.

    November 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    As first a nurse, then a hospital Spiritual Care Specialist (aka Non-denom "Chaplain") and recently patient ...this should be an interesting read!

    October 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    I read this a couple of months ago. Great book. Hope I will be able to attend.

    September 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined this group and just happen to be finishing up this book! It's meant to be, haha. I'll be there.

    July 26, 2013

  • Laurie

    Take out the Kleenex. This one will make you cherish life.

    June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward it

    February 27, 2013

  • Melanie McNamara

    I have heard that this is a great book. I would love to bring the friend who told me about it.

    February 26, 2013

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