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Death & Dying

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  • Making an Exitby Sarah Murray

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    Thoughtful, amusing, and provocative, Making an Exit will transform the way you look at life's last passage. Because, as Murray discovers, death is, for many, not an ending but the start of something new. Author and journalist Sarah Murray never gave much thought to what might ultimately happen to her remains—that was, until her father died.... more...

  • Dying and Creatingby Rosemary Gordon

    Karnac Books 1999; US$ 37.99

    Dying and creating or, could we put it the other way round, creating and dying? Rosemary Gordon has chosen the first, the challenging title and the one that stimulates the reader to find out how they inter-relate. There are essential links between the facts and the concepts. C. G. Jung devoted much attention to the psychology of death, re-birth... more...

  • Urne-Burialby Thomas Browne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 5.63

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals... more...

  • On Suicideby Emile Durkheim; Richard Sennett; Robin Buss

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 18.32

    Emile Durkheim's On Suicide (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen?... more...

  • Photography and Deathby Audrey Linkman

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    The idea of photographing the dead is as old as photography itself. For the most part, early death photographs were commissioned or taken by relatives of the deceased and preserved in the home as part of the family collection. Once thought inappropriate and macabre, today these photographs are considered to have a beneficial role in bereavement... more...

  • Final Actsby Nan Bauer-Maglin; Donna Perry; June Bingham; Nancy Barnes; Susan Perlstein; Sara Evans; Carol Oyster; Jean Levitan; Mimi Schwartz; Alan Pope; Mary Jumbelic; Stephen Kiernan; Kathryn Temple; Candace Gauthier; Cherylynn MacGregor; Kathryn Tucker; Philip Nitschke; Fiona Stewart; Margaret Cruikshank; Ira Byock; Marge Piercy; Natalie Hannon; Ruthan Robson

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast-moving diseases that killed earlier generations. Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end-of-life choices for ourselves and for those we loveùand what can happen without such planning. Contributors... more...

  • After Danielby Moira Farr

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 13.99

    Moira Farr discovered Daniel Jones’ body on Valentine’s Day, 1994. Struggling with deep depression, he had killed himself using a method clearly outlined in the bestselling book, Final Exit . Six years later, in an account both deeply personal and thoughtfully political, Farr reflects on Daniel’s suicide and its consequences. After Daniel is not... more...

  • I'll See You Againby Jackie Hance; Janice Kaplan

    Gallery Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    In a powerful and intimate memoir, Jackie Hance shares her story of unbearable loss, darkest despair, and—slowly, painfully, and miraculously—her cautious return to hope and love. Until the horrific car accident on New York State’s Taconic Parkway that took the lives of her three beloved young daughters, Jackie Hance was an ordinary Long Island... more...

  • The Caregiversby Nell Lake

    Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00

    A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers—spouses, parents, and friends of the elderly and ill—illuminating critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy—and “providing comfort in the time-honored form of shared experience” ( The Minneapolis Star-Tribune... more...

  • After A Funeralby Diana Athill

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 9.99

    This is the story of how and why a talented writer came to kill himself. When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, an Egyptian in exile, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi moved into her flat, they shared housework and holidays, and a life of easy intimacy seemed to beckon. But Didi's sweetness and intelligence soon revealed... more...