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Books for Living

by Will Schwalbe

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Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
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  • First Published:
    Dec 2016, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 2017, 288 pages

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An inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.

It was over four years ago when Will Schwalbe captured book lovers' hearts around the world with his stunning The End of Your Life Book Club, a story describing the "book club" between himself and his mother, who was battling terminal cancer. It was met with enthusiastic praise from critics and readers alike. It's hard to follow something so special, but he's done it with Books for Living. And I'll go ahead and tell you that it was well worth the wait.

Schwalbe returns with his gentle, accessible writing style as he brings together twenty-six essays, each exploring a book he's read and the key lesson it taught him. The compilation touches on a number of issues, but one singular focus brings it all together: explaining how and why books are important.

From the introduction, it's clear that he is a book man. He cares about words and the stories they ...

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