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  • When I Dieby Philip Gould

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    Written during the last few months of Philip Gould's life, this is a hugely inspiring and ultimately uplifting look at his 'lessons from the death zone' more...

  • Time And Mythby John S. Dunne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 28.00

    What is man, apart from the things of his life, apart from loving and fighting and dying?   In his exploration of that fundamental question, John S. Dunne considers the different ways in which man strives throughout his life for immortality. Growing out of the 1971 Yale University Thomas More lectures which Father Dunne delivered in that year,... more...

  • Blood Beneath My Feetby Joseph Scott Morgan

    Feral House 2012; US$ 18.95

    A hard dose of Southern reality about life with the dead as told by real death investigator. 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...

  • Prayers for Bobbyby Leroy Aarons

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But... more...

  • When I Dieby Philip Gould

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 17.89

    Written during the last few months of Philip Gould's life, this is a hugely inspiring and ultimately uplifting look at his 'lessons from the death zone' more...

  • In the Slender Marginby Eve Joseph

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    Part memoir, part meditation on death itself, In the Slender Margin is an exploration of death from an ?insider?s? point of view. Using the threads of her brother?s early death and her twenty years of work at a hospice, Joseph utilizes history, religion, philosophy, literature, personal anecdote, mythology, poetry and pop culture to discern the... more...

  • Funeral Rightsby Robert Larkins

    Penguin Group Australia 2007; Not Available

    How can a funeral director charge $700 for a chipboard coffin worth only $80? Why are there moves afoot to re-use graves in cemeteries? Can we choose to be buried in a cardboard coffin? Australia's 'death-care' industry is worth a staggering $700 million a year, and despite the fact that each of us will one day have to deal with those in the 'dismal... more...

  • All I Knowby Mary Coustas

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever. more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1998by Harris M. Lentz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 1999; US$ 49.95

    From actor Philip Abbott (February 23, 1998) to scriptwriter Jerald Ziegman (June 12, 1998), the obituaries of 566 actors, dancers and choreographers, writers and others associated with pop culture and the performing arts can be found in this heavily illustrated work. Each entry includes the date, place and cause of death, along with a brief summary... more...