‘the end of your life book club’ by Will Schwalbe
What would you ask your mother while you are keeping her company in a hospital waiting room, and knowing that she has only a few months left to live? Like any other normal son who loves his mother deeply but doesn’t know how to express it much, Will Schwalbe asks an apparently awkward and one of the most casual questions that anyone can ask, “What are you reading?” Thus starts a journey that the mother and son embarks on for the newt two years.
Mary Anne Schwalbe, the founding director of Women’s Refugee Commission and a former admissions director at Harvard and Radcliffe among other positions that she has held, is diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer at seventy three. Her son Will Schwalbe, the author, accompanies her on the numerous visits to the oncologists and chemotherapy sessions at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. What started as…
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