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After Will Schwalbe's indomitable mom Mary Ann was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, the two of them decided to launch what first seems an unthinkable project: a two-person book club. In the last months of her life, between doctor's appointments and chemo treatments, the pair discussed the works of a diverse mix of authors including Thomas Pynchon, Stieg Larsson and Josephine Tey. The project, however, was no mere distraction. As the pair ploughed through a surprisingly rich reading list that included poetry and pop fiction, they got to know each other better, grappled with big questions, and lightened what otherwise might have been very dark days. This memoir, which includes a reading list, reminds us that reading can enhance our lives under any conditions. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.