YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Barbara M. is reading a book I am totally passionate about. “Taking Jen’s advice I started reading The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. As his mother undergoes treatment for pancreatic cancer Schwalbe discusses books with her. They’ve always exchanged and discussed books but this time they form a book club of two allowing them to talk about the difficult issues facing them. Schwalbe’s mother is an incredible person and their relationship is enviable. So far the only down side to this book is that it is adding to my absurdly long list of books I would like to read.”
And here is another vote from Stephanie! “Here is another RA vote for The End Of Your Life Book Club, after Jen forced me to read it! This is the story of a woman and her son’s impromptu book club, which developed as he sat with her during an early chemo treatment for pancreatic cancer. Mary Anne Schwalbe is a true inspiration and this book is a must-read for all book lovers (after it comes out in October). I am now starting on Crossing To Safety as a result of this book, since it’s one of the first they discussed together. The one downside to this book is that it’s dangerous to one’s to-be-read list.”
And then Jen put: Disclaimer: I just want to interject here that they are making me out to be more bossy and bullying than I really am. I prefer the terms passionate and insistent. Thank you. Oh and this wonderful, wonderful book will be coming out in October. And yes, I INSIST that you read it.
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members.
This book is very important to us. We’re so glad you like it, Darien librarians!