A Man Called Ove

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman – Ove is a grumpy old man who just wants to die in peace. His wife, the love of his life, has recently passed away and he has lost his job. Feeling no

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?  by Roz Chast.     A graphic novel with cartoons and photographs by New Yorker cartoonist depicting her parents’ final years: her father, George, died at 95; her mother, Elizabeth, at 97.  A beautiful book,

The Funeral

THE FUNERAL  by Matt James  –   The first time our project has featured a book written for children.  Award-winning picture book that leads young readers to ask their own questions about life, death, and how we remember those who have

The End of Your Life Book Club

THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB by Will Schwalbe.    During treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together.  To pass the time, they would talk about books they were

2019 Partners

Carpenter Hospice, Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, Epic Books, Hamilton Public Library, Heart House Hospice, PX Dermody Funeral Homes , Division of Palliative Care – McMaster University  

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You

TALKING ABOUT DEATH WON’T KILL YOU  by Kathy Kortes-Miller   –    A social worker, educator on end of life and palliative care issues, and cancer survivor herself, Kortes-Miller tackles the taboo subject of death.  The essential handbook, full of practical advice