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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The December Projectby Sara Davidson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    In the tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture , New York Times bestselling author Sara Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the iconic founder of the Jewish Renewal movment, to discuss what he calls The December Project . "When you can feel in your cells that you're coming to the end of your... more...

  • Cemetery Storiesby Katherine Ramsland

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Never look at a grave the same way again Admit it: You're fascinated by cemeteries. We all die, and for most of us, a cemetery is our final resting place. But how many people really know what goes on inside, around, and beyond them? Enter the world of the dead as Katherine Ramsland talks to mortuary assistants, gravediggers, funeral home owners,... more...

  • All Soulsby Christine Schutt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.95

    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$ 24.00

    A dark, poignant, and emotionally brave coming-of-age memoir: the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. For almost twenty years I mistook my father?s downfall as my own. But it wasn?t. It was not my sister?s either, nor my mother?s. A literature professor at La Salle University, Andrew Meredith?s father... more...

  • The Power Of Deathby Maria-JosAŠ Blanco; Ricarda Vidal

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • Theatricality, Dark Tourism and Ethical Spectatorshipby Emma Willis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Works of theatre that depict grievous histories derive their force from making audible voices of the past. Such performances, theatrical or tourist, require the attentive belief of spectators. This engaging new study explores how theatricality works in each instance and how 'playing the part' of the listener can be understood in ethical terms. 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...

  • The Afterlife Experimentsby Gary E. Schwartz; William L. Simon; Deepak Chopra

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 15.00

    An esteemed scientist's personal journey from skepticism to wonder and awe provides astonishing answers to a timeless question: Is there life after death? Are love and life eternal? This exciting account presents provocative evidence that could upset everything that science has ever taught. Daring to risk his worldwide academic reputation, Dr. Gary... more...