This was a memoir. Will Schwalbe wrote his story about his experience with his mother. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He and his mother had always loved to read, so it seemed natural that they would begin reading and discussing the same books. They started their book discussions during her chemo treatments. While this book is not filled with indepth book discussions it does have many snipets of those conversations, which tends to be just perfect. Those snipet of conversations opens the door to his childhood memories of his mother and family.
In between the chemo treatment/book club meetings we hear about a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, friend, humanitarian in a most delightful way. Mary Anne Schwalbe was a woman that loved and was loved.
I liked that Mr. Schwalbe started this book by saying that he did not intend to write a book. He did not take notes and this is a book of his best recollection of conversations and milestones of his life with his mother.
It is a fantastic story that I would recommend to anyone.