The End of Your Life Book Club

Book: The End of Your Life Book Club — Will Schwalbe

Excerpt from NYT:Reading Together, Knowing the Ending

My mother, Mary Anne Schwalbe, had been an educator who had worked in college admissions and in high schools before devoting herself in her mid-50s to the cause of refugees — as founding director of an organization that is today known as the Women’s Refugee Commission. Before she died, she wanted to do one more big thing: help raise money for a national library and cultural center at Kabul University, and for traveling libraries to reach remote villages throughout Afghanistan, a country she had repeatedly visited, and loved. (Today, the main library building is almost finished and there are nearly 200 libraries across all 34 provinces.)