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  • Making Toastby Roger Rosenblatt

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 6.99

    ?A painfully beautiful memoir?.Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive.? ?E. L. Doctorow   A revered, many times honored (George Polk, Peabody, and Emmy Award winner, to name but a few) journalist, novelist, and playwright, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed... more...

  • The Mourner's Danceby Katherine Ashenburg

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    There is no doubt that the death of a loved one has a profound - and unpredictable - effect on the lives of those left behind. Mourning is the price we pay for love. But how does anyone survive those first weeks, months, and even years after a death, and then eventually return to normal life? When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg... more...

  • Understanding Your Suicide Griefby Alan D. Wolfelt

    Companion Press 2009; US$ 11.95

    For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally... more...

  • Never Say Dieby Susan Jacoby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Susan Jacoby, an unsparing chronicler of unreason in American culture, now offers an impassioned, tough-minded critique of the myth that a radically new old age?unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or intimate loneliness?awaits the huge baby boom generation. Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal... more...

  • Dying and Deathby Asa Kasher

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40

    Death is a topic people are reluctant to ponder. Neither is dying a process that is usually being openly discussed. However, on a variety of occasions, dying and death are on a person’s minds, under some sensitive circumstances, he or she are eager to discuss with a close person, a friend, a professional.The present volume, the second in the Series... more...

  • No Time to Say Goodbyeby Carla Fine

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.95

    "I wish had the comfort and wisdom of this book. It might have eased the pain of over thirty years," --Gerry Spence, auhtor of The Making of a Country Lawyer and How to Argue and Win Every Time "Full of stories. Stories of pain and heartache. Stories of courage and inspiration. I know of no other work on this subject that is so comprehensive and... more...

  • Constructing Deathby Clive Seale

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00

    An introduction to the sociological study of death, dying and bereavement. more...

  • Remember Meby Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    In Remember Me , Time writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has created a humorous and poignant chronicle of her travels around the country to discover how Americans are reinventing the rites of dying. What she learned is that people no longer want to take death lying down; instead, they're taking their demise into their own hands and planning the afterparty.... more...

  • Mirrors of Mortality (Routledge Revivals)by Joachim Whaley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankind?s preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated with the last rite of passage, but also the social attitudes to death and dying which these rituals evidence. The essays establish that... more...

  • In the Land of Long Fingernailsby Charles Wilkins

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    Charles Wilkins , then a university student, took a job as a gravedigger in a vast corporate cemetery in the east end of Toronto during the hazy summer of 1969. The bizarre-but-true events of that time-a midsummer gravediggers' strike, the unearthing of a victim of an unsolved murder, and a little illegal bone-shifting-play out among a Barnum-esque... more...