The End of Your Life Book Club - People of the Book-The Uncommon Reader Summary & Analysis

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People of the Book-The Uncommon Reader Summary

In "People of the Book", the family waits for the scan results. He and his brother both talk much since they are nervous. Dr. O'Reilly enters. Many of the tumors have shrunk, which means that the chemo is working. Will and his mother choose new books for their club. Mom reveals that her New Year's resolution is to ensure that the library in Afghanistan gets built. She also wants Will to quit his job.

In "I Am Sorrow", decades earlier, mom began communicating with a nun in Thailand. Will's mother sends her books on a regular basis, and eventually decides to take leave from her job and work at the nun's camp and even goes so far as to take Nina with her. The refugee camp turns out to be a horrible place...

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