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A Mother And Son's Love Of Reading, And Each Other

Journalist Will Schwalbe worked for years in publishing, most recently as vice president and editor-in-chief of Hyperion Books. When his mother Mary Anne was diagnosed with terminal cancer, their relationship turned not to her illness, but their shared love of reading. His new book documents their conversations, the difficulty of sometimes not knowing what to say, and the power of reading to shape us. Will Schwalbe joins us to talk about "The End of Your Life Book Club."

Also this hour: Could you stand to loosen up a bit? We talk with Seattle illustrator Carla Sonheim about ways you can become a more expressive and creative person. Her latest book is "The Art of Silliness: A Book of Creativity for Everyone."