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  • Nothing To Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2008; US$ 13.07

    'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography',... more...

  • Muhammad's Graveby Leor Halevi

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define... more...

  • The End of Your Life Book Clubby Will Schwalbe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    ?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... more...

  • The Death Classby Erika Hayasaki

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    Why does a college course on death have a three-year waiting list? When nurse Norma Bowe decided to teach a course on death at a college in New Jersey, she never expected it to be popular. But year after year students crowd into her classroom, and the reason is clear: Norma?s ?death class? is really about how to make the most of what poet Mary... more...

  • Freedom to Dieby Derek Humphrey; Mary Clement

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    The strength of the right-to-die movement was underscored as early as 1991, when Derek Humphry published Final Exit, the movement's call to arms that inspired literally hundreds of thousands of Americans who wished to understand the concepts of assisted suicide and the right to die with dignity. Now Humphry has joined forces with attorney Mary Clement... more...

  • Being Brettby Douglas Hobbie

    Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 8.99

    Being Brett is a memoir that chronicles the author's daughter's harrowing struggle with Hodgkin's disease. more...

  • The Hour of Our Deathby Philippe Aries

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00

    This remarkable book?the fruit of almost two decades of study?traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation... more...

  • Before We Say Goodbye: Preparing for a Good Deathby Ray Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An inspiring but practical resource for preparing for one?s death, including moving stories, thought-provoking quotations and comforting prayers and hymns, as well as how to prepare a will and make funeral arrangements. more...

  • Before We Say Goodbye: Preparing for a Good Deathby Ray Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An inspiring but practical resource for preparing for one?s death, including moving stories, thought-provoking quotations and comforting prayers and hymns, as well as how to prepare a will and make funeral arrangements. more...

  • Responding to Margaret Thatcher's Deathby Louisa Hadley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Louisa Hadley examines the range of responses to Margaret Thatcher's death in relation to the cultural discourses surrounding Thatcher in the 1980s and since her resignation. The responses examined include the anticipation of Thatcher's death in anti-Thatcher songs, social media responses, obituaries, picture tributes and the ceremonial funeral. more...