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Death & Dying

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  • Guyanaby Rhonda Mullins; Elise Turcotte

    Coach House Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    A mysterious suicide in Montreal leads the grieving Ana and her son back to 1978 Jonestown in this haunting translation. more...

  • Death and Dyingby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.78

    Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death continues to be an immense mystery and a subject of eternal fascination.In Death and Dying, scholars and intellectuals illumine the major issues... more...

  • Fandom, Image and Authenticityby Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis. Through death, they became icons. However, the lead singers have been removed from their humanity, replaced by easily replicated and distributed commodities bearing their image. This book examines how the anglicised singers provide secular guidance to the modern consumer in an ever more uncertain world. more...

  • Death's Summer Coatby Brandy Schillace

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    A new conversation is starting on this most universal of topics. But to know where we are heading, we need to know where we have come from... Death is the one subject we will all confront; it touches our families, our homes, our hearts. And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical... more...

  • Economies of Deathby Patricia Lopez; Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and environmental systems, this book advances an intersectional... more...

  • Farewell to the Worldby Marzio Barbagli

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95 US$ 64.96

    What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have... more...

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Siblingby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 3.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families When a brother or sister dies, surviving siblings often receive little support or recognition of their pain. But their grief is real, and there is a way to recover from it. Through intimate, true stories and interviews... more...

  • The Little Book of Gothsby Dan Vice

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 2.99

    To be a Goth is to be unique, creative and misunderstood and, in order to be truly ?gothic?, it is necessary to conform to certain rules. Here is a little guide to the dark and mysterious Goth world, covering: popular myths and stereotypes; how to spot, become or insult a Goth; Goth philosophy; and the mating ritual. Be afraid. more...

  • The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Reviewby Eureka Books

    iDreamBooks Inc 2015; US$ 2.99

    The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner expands on research into the regions of the world where residents are more likely to live to the age of 100 and beyond, the Blue Zones? This companion to The Blue Zones Solution includes: Overview of the book Important People... more...

  • Rain on a Strange Roofby Jan Whitt

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 47.99

    A scholar of Southern literature and culture, Jan Whitt has written a personal narrative about adoption, childhood abuse, and fifty years of searching for her family in rural Appalachia. This book unflinchingly explores death and loss at the same time that it celebrates the transformative power of love and literature. more...