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- ISBN: 9780307961112 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
|Summary, etc.:|| "What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, 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. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. 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...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 5
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
6.8 ATOS Level
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2197 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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