In this remarkably beautiful book, world-renowned treehouse designer and builder Pete Nelson takes us on a captivating journey into the forests of Bali, Japan, Costa Rica, Brazil, the United States and countless other parts of the world. Through vivid photographs and engaging narratives, he showcases the architectural wonder and artistry of over 35 treehouses, revealing both the inspiration and execution behind them. A great coffee table book, and a perfect gift for artists, architects, and nature lovers.
Will Schwalbe discusses and signs The End of Your Life Bookclub
10/21/2012 4:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
“What are you reading?”
That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less.
This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.