The End of Your Life Book Club

Hardcover $25.00

Knopf | Oct 02, 2012 | 352 Pages | 5-5/16 x 7-7/8 | ISBN 9780307594037

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    Vintage | Jun 04, 2013 | 352 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307739780

  • Hardcover$25.00

    Knopf | Oct 02, 2012 | 352 Pages | 5-5/16 x 7-7/8 | ISBN 9780307594037

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Oct 02, 2012 | 352 Pages | ISBN 9780307961112

  • Audiobook Download$20.00

    Random House Audio | Oct 02, 2012 | 577 Minutes | ISBN 9780449806647

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    Random House Audio | Oct 02, 2012 | 570 Minutes | ISBN 9780449806630

Praise

“A graceful, affecting testament to a mother and a life well lived.” —Entertainment Weekly, Grade A

 “Schwalbe . . . highlights not just how relevant but how integral literature can be to life.” —The Washington Post

“[This] book is robust with love and laughter.” —Chicago Tribune
 
“Not only a son’s heartfelt tribute to [his mother’s] courage and grace but vivid testimony to the enduring power of books to create meaning out of chaos, illuminate values, and connect us with each other.” —The Boston Globe

“A loving celebration of a mother by a son.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A book that is expressly about books, about the purpose and pleasures of books, and the ways they connect us even as we read them as a solitary pursuit. . . . [It’s also] about, in part, the consolations we can find in art, books in particular, as we struggle to face the terrible awareness of our own mortality.” —The Plain Dealer

“Moving.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“An account of growing up in a bookish, artistic family, and a touching portrait of his energetic mother. . . . The [reading] choices that emerge are not a bucket list but an engagingly eclectic mixture of current and vintage, literary and commercial.” —The New Yorker

“Uplifting. . . . So much life is lived, and such powerful lessons are shared on this family’s journey that the reader can’t help but be moved and motivated.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Schwalbe’s enthusiasm turns out to be contagious. As I was reading I found myself scribbling titles on a piece of paper so that I could order the volumes he and his mother cared about. Schwalbe is not just an avid reader, he is also an advocate, a cheerleader, a disciple.” —Rachel Shteir,  The New York Times

 “A warm reminder why we read and what our reading says about us and the ways we connect with others.” —The Columbus Dispatch

“Completely engaging and difficult to put down. Hearing Schwalbe recount the effects that one selfless and loving person can have on the world is sad without being depressing, and deeply inspirational on a personal level to every imaginable reader.” —The Independent

“Touching and rigorously honest, this memoir is wise about the role reading plays in our lives and deaths.”—Slate

 “The most moving memoir of the year.” —Sacramento Bee

“A tribute to a remarkable woman and an examplary reader.” —Salon

“A gentle, searingly moving memoir, at once a love letter and a generous, incisive set of instructions not about how to die but about how to live.” —More

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