The End of your Life Book Club
The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close.
Includes bibliographical references
Crossing to safety -- Appointment in Samarra -- Seventy verses on emptiness -- Marjorie morningstar -- The hobbit -- Daily strength for daily needs -- The people of the book -- I am sorrow -- The uncommon reader -- The lizard cage -- Frat farrar -- Continental drift -- The painted veil -- Murder in the cathedral -- Wherever you go, there you are -- Kokoro -- The price of salt -- The reluctant fundamentalist -- The year of magical thinking -- Olive Kitteridge -- Girls like us -- Suite francaise -- The bite of the mango -- The elegance of the hedgehog -- The girl with the dragon tattoo -- Brooklyn -- My father's tears -- Too much happiness
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Page 128 - " I realized then that for all of us, part of the process of Mom's dying was mourning not just her death but also the death of our dreams of things to come. You don't really lose the person who has been; you have all those memories. ..... I was learning that when you're with someone who is dying, you may need to celebrate the past, live the present, and mourn the future all at the same time."
“One of the many things I love about bound books is their sheer physicality. Electronic books live out of sight and out of mind. But printed books have body, presence. ... I often seek electronic books, but they never come after me. They may make me feel, but I can't feel them. They are all soul with no flesh, no texture, and no weight.”