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  • Letters from the Afterlifeby Elsa Barker

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    Does life go on beyond the grave? With the recent surge in popularity of topics focused on life after death, Letters from the Afterlife, originally published in 1914 under another title, takes up this age-old question from a unique perspective - that of a man who has undergone ''the great change'' and has crossed the threshold we call... more...

  • Night Falls Fastby Kay Redfield Jamison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind , comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged... more...

  • Blue Nightsby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old.   ... more...

  • 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$ 16.00

    What have we not done to live forever? The critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters ?now an award-winning documentary film?weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed... 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...

  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death,... 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...