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New! The Mortality Book Club

02/08/2017 06:30 PM

@ Bookends & Beginnings
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley 1
EvanstonIL 


New! The Mortality Book Club

Our newest store book club concept emerged from the popularity of our literary salon last October called "The Good Death." More than 20 people showed up to explore one of society's last taboos--death--as discussed in contemporary books like Being Mortal, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Violet Hour. How does literature help form people's conceptions of death, and grapple with mortality and grief? This book group will be facilitated by long-time Evanston resident Jasmin Tomlins, who is currently studying to become a death doula: a provider of informational, physical, and emotional comfort and support during the end-of-life journey. The book club is open to anyone interested in taking a close look--through the lens of writings and literature--at different aspects of the subject we're so often told not to mention, despite its importance to us all.

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