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  • The Book of Immortalityby Adam Leith Gollner

    Scribner 2013; US$ 28.00

    What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters , weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Raised without religion, Adam Leith Gollner was struck by mankind?s tireless efforts to cheat aging... more...

  • Life Lessonsby Elisabeth David Kessler Kubler-Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    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 Kübler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide readers through the practical and spiritual lessons we... more...

  • Through the Dark Forestby Carolyn Conger

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    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 each day... 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Death: A Survival Guideby Sarah Brewer

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • When We Dieby Cedric Mims

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    An unusually comprehensive study of death as both a social and scientific phenomenon, When We Die is as frank as it is informed. This far-reaching discussion considers mortality from the personal and the universal perspective, generously citing past and present poets and physicians from a diverse and telling range of traditions. Mims, who for two... more...