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  • In the Land of Long Fingernailsby Charles Wilkins

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Silence Of The Heartby David Frith

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 22.55

    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...

  • The Tyrantby Jacques Chessex; Martin Sokolinsky

    Bitter Lemon Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Semi-autobiographical, and Chessex?s bestselling novel to date, The Tyrant describes a tyrannical father?s destruction of a young teacher?s life. more...

  • Christian Mummificationby Ken Jeremiah

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    A mention of mummification immediately brings to mind the ancient Egyptians--but the Roman Catholic Church has long used the practice to preserve notable members of its faith. In Italy alone, more than 300 preserved bodies appear on display in churches and cathedrals--the mummified remains of saints, priests, martyrs, and other high-ranking Roman Catholic... more...

  • 7 Storiesby Morris Panych

    Talonbooks 2012; US$ 17.99

    A man?s contemplation of suicide leads to a charming and surprising ending. Cast of 2 women and 3 men. more...

  • Suicide and Self-Harm in Prisons and Jailsby Christine Tartaro; David Lester

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    This book explores several topics pertaining to suicide and deliberate self-harm in the corrections setting, including who tends to commit these acts; where, when, and how these incidents occur; screening mechanisms; the role of environmental stimuli in facilitating or preventing acts of self harm; interpersonal relations among inmates and between... more...

  • Crisis Intervention and Counseling by Telephone and the Internetby David Lester; James R. Rogers

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 49.95

    This book will further stimulate interest and discussion of the telephone and the Internet as a mode of treatment. In this extensively revised third edition, a practical framework for providing immediate problem-solving assistance by telephone to persons in crisis is provided. Several new chapters have been added and several chapters have been updated... more...

  • The Endby Bianca Nogrady

    Penguin Random House Australia 2013; US$ 13.81

    A fascinating exploration of the universal human experience of death. We sat around and on the bed, laughing and joking as if this was a typical family gathering. The shrunken form of our dying grandmother lay on the bed, breathing fast and shallow, her once-bright eyes half closed and sunken in their sockets. To some it might have seemed disrespectful... more...

  • Suicide Prevention and New Technologiesby Brian Mishara; Ad Kerkhof

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    The internet, smartphones, computer self-help programmes and other technological advances are the new frontiers of suicide prevention, with organisations around the world rapidly expanding these services. This book provides a critical overview of new technologies in suicide prevention and presents promising practices and future perspectives. more...

  • Sati, the Blessing and the Curseby John Stratton Hawley

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Several years ago in Rajasthan, an eighteen-year-old woman was burned on her husband's funeral pyre and thus became sati . Before ascending the pyre, she was expected to deliver both blessings and curses: blessings to guard her family and clan for many generations, and curses to prevent anyone from thwarting her desire to die. Sati also means blessing... more...