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Death & Dying

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  • Life Lessonsby Elisabeth Kübler-Ross; David Kessler

    Scribner 2012; US$ 16.00

    Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In this, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide us through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to... more...

  • The Book of Immortalityby Adam Leith Gollner

    Scribner 2013; US$ 24.99

    A ?wonderful? ( Harper?s ), ?engrossing? ( Parade ) exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality?from an author who is ?part Mary Roach, part Joe Strummer of The Clash? ( The Wall Street Journal ). What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters , weaves together... more...

  • All Soulsby Christine Schutt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 12.67

    In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell is suffering from a rare disease. Astra's friends try to reconcile the sick girl's suffering with their own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. Car writes unsparing letters, which the dirty Marlene, in her devotion,... more...

  • The Removersby Andrew Meredith

    Scribner 2014; US$ 15.00

    ?A darkly funny memoir about family reckonings? ( O, The Oprah Magazine )?the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. Andrew Meredith?s father, a literature professor at La Salle University, was fired after unspecified allegations of sexual misconduct. It?s a transgression that resulted in such long-lasting familial... more...

  • A Brief History of Deathby W. M. Spellman

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00

    As humans, death?its certainty, its inevitability?consumes us. We make it the subject of our literature, our art, our philosophy, and our religion. Our feelings and attitudes toward our mortality and its possible afterlives have evolved greatly from the early days of mankind. Collecting these views in this topical and instructive book, W. M. Spellman... more...

  • Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Ageby Christopher Moreman; A. Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    With DeadSocial? one can create messages to be published to social networks after death. Facebook's "If I Die" enables users to create a video or text message for posthumous publication. Twitter _LIVESON accounts will keep tweeting even after the user is gone. There is no doubt that the digital age has radically changed options related to death, dying,... more...

  • The Politics of Being Mortalby Alfred G. Killilea

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    While much has been written in recent years on death and dying, there has been little treatment of how people cope with death in the absence of religious belief, and virtually no examination of the potential political repercussions of a wider acceptance of mortality in American society. Alfred Killilea's strikingly original book revolves around a... more...

  • The Good Deathby Ann Neumann

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    Following the death of her father, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann sets out to examine what it means to die well in the United States. When Ann Neumann?s father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma, she left her job and moved back to her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She became his full-time caregiver?cooking, cleaning,... more...

  • Embracing Our Mortalityby Lawrence Schneiderman

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    Embracing Our Mortality captures medical and ethical decision-making in action at the end of life-- the context in which individual physicians'and patients' decisions about care and perhaps most heightened. The author, an internist and biomedical ethicist recognized for his seminal work on medical futiliity and living wills, blends vivid case studies... more...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Childby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 3.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families The pain and shock when a child dies can seem unbearable. But expert-on-grief Katherine Fair Donnelly, who has suffered many personal losses, has gained wisdom and strategies for emotional recovery. By sharing, understanding,... more...