When Will Schwalbe’s mother is diagnosed with cancer, he accompanies her during many chemo sessions: this lays the backdrop against which mother-and-son forms an impromptu book club. Different chapter, different book. Among this thoughtful memoir’s main explorations, exists a wonderful testament to the power of literature and its role in sparking discussion, coming to terms with life and death, and understanding familial love.
• Lovers of ‘a-year-in-the-life-of’ formats.
• Anyone experiencing the grief of dealing with cancer and looking for ways to explore it.
• Readers interested in a well-written memoir that serves as a powerful proponent for literature.