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To judge by two memoirs by New York insiders, fewer writers have mothers like Joan Crawford — or Momma Rose — than they used to. The worst thing Mom does to her daughter is pack the child into the convertible and drive away after a marital spat, only — after pizza and a movie — to drag her back home.
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In , 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. 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. Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books.
Community-based reading initiatives are a growing trend across the country, and we're pleased to support these programs with a wide range of resources. While his mother was being treated for cancer, Will sat with her in the hospital and the two discussed what they had read recently. Their book club proved to be a wonderful way for them to connect during a difficult time, inspiring conversations that were both wide-ranging and deeply personal. Throughout, they were 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. Below is a complete list of the authors, books, plays, poems, and stories discussed or mentioned in the book. Consider sharing this list with your own book club when you discuss The End of Your Life Book Club —any of these reads could spark a conversation!
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