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  • Making Toastby Roger Rosenblatt

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.99

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Mortuary Dialoguesby David Lipset; Eric K. Silverman

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse and debate about sustaining moral personhood and community amid modernity and its enormous transformations. The book's key concept, "mortuary... 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...

  • 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...

  • Nothing Was the Sameby Kay Redfield Jamison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and codirector of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast, as well as Exuberance... more...

  • Nothing to Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If... more...

  • The Reckoningby Andrew Solomon

    Scribner 2014; US$ 1.99

    First published in The New Yorker , ?Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it?it?s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There aren?t any answers. And that?s what makes this all so impossible, and Solomon?s journalism so essential? (Salon.com). ?Both parents loved Adam.... 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...

  • Silence Of The Heartby David Frith

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 25.58

    Cricket has an alarming suicide rate. Among Test-match players for England and several other countries it is far above the national average for all sports and there have been numerous instances at other levels of the game. For thirty years cricket author David Frith has collected data on this sad subject. SILENCE OF THE HEART: Cricket Suicides is his... more...