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  • Mortuary Confidentialby Todd Harra

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2010; US$ 13.00

    When the casket reached the front of the sanctuary, there was a loud cracking sound as the bottom fell out. And with a thump, down came Father Iggy. From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell--and a special way of telling them. In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral... more...

  • 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...

  • 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. á ... more...

  • The Mourner's Danceby Katherine Ashenburg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 26.99

    When her daughter's fiancÚ died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg was surprised to see how her daughter intuitively re-created the traditional rituals of mourning, even those of which she was ignorant. Intrigued, Ashenburg began to explore the rich and endlessly inventive choreographies different cultures and times have devised to mark a universal and... more...

  • Cause of Deathby Jack Mingo; Erin Barrett; Lucy Autrey Wilson

    Pocket Books 2009; Not Available

    FACE IT. WE CAN GO ANYTIME. BUT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS! Death becomes you, and it's just another fact of life explored in Cause of Death, a revealing abundance of startling data, false perceptions, bizarre fallacies, and some totally unexpected statistics about how, why, when, and where we all bite the dust, check out, buy the farm, kick... more...

  • Cause of Deathby Jack Mingo; Erin Barrett; Lucy Autrey Wilson

    Pocket Books 2009; Not Available

    FACE IT. WE CAN GO ANYTIME. BUT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS! Death becomes you, and it's just another fact of life explored in Cause of Death, a revealing abundance of startling data, false perceptions, bizarre fallacies, and some totally unexpected statistics about how, why, when, and where we all bite the dust, check out, buy the farm, kick... more...

  • Death: A Survival Guideby Sarah Brewer

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    We all have a 100% chance of dying?eventually. But what are the world?s biggest killers? When are you most at risk? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable for as long as possible? Death: A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer?s comprehensive and thorough... more...

  • Through the Dark Forestby Carolyn Conger

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    It's never too late to transform your life. A practical and deeply healing guide to becoming whole and finding peace during the most difficult time of life When we are confronted with the end of life, we must tackle medical decisions, attend to family and legal matters, and grapple with overwhelming questions such as: How do I manage... more...

  • Power of Death, Theby Maria-Jose Blanco; Ricarda Vidal

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 100.00

    The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real and the fictitious, this collection of essays explores the continued power of death over our lives. It examines the idea and... more...

  • In Search of the Immortalsby Howard Reid

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians were great mummifiers, and their sarcophagi and bandage-wrapped corpses are familiar images to us all. Yet across the vast sweep of history, we find many other great cultures in which the bodies of the dead were preserved as a matter of course. In coastal Peru were the Chinchorros, whose mummifying culture... more...