Today we continue with gift ideas for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list. We all have them! Today we’ll focus on the person you want to buy a book for but have no idea which book to get and you don’t want to go the gift card route (though we have those too!). I highly recommend one of my personal all-time favourites: The End of Your Life Book Club – a memoir by writer Will Schwalbe. From the book jacket:
During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time—and an informal book club of two was born. Through their wide-ranging reading, Will and Mary Anne—and we, their fellow readers—are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us. A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love—The End of Your Life Book Club is also about the joy of reading, and the ways that joy is multiplied when we share it with others.
The back of the book shares the extensive list of all of the authors, books, plays, poems and stories discussed or mentioned in the book, which allows for a great jumping off point into a whole other realm of reading recommendations for the recipient of this book.
We currently have two like-new used copies in stock – a hardcover and a paperback, as pictured – priced at just $5.95 apiece. I can’t recommend this book about both deep familial love and a shared love of books enough.