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Death & Dying

  • Deathby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2017; US$ 5.63

    When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our parents. Barnes is the perfect guide to the weirdness of the only thing that... more...

  • Death Need Not Be Fatalby Malachy McCourt; Brian McDonald

    Center Street 2017; US$ 28.00

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  • Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200by C. D. Elledge

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    A study of the formation and development in early Judaism of a belief in a future resurrection from the grave. It draws on evidence from the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, inscriptions, and archaeology. more...

  • Cremation and the Archaeology of Deathby Jessica Cerezo-Román; Anna Wessman; Howard Williams

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 119.99

    This collection brings together leading experts and new voices in the study of death in the human past. The book explores the rich range of archaeological evidence shedding light on the use of cremation from prehistory to the present day. more...

  • Art of Living, Art of Dyingby Carlo Leget; George Fitchett

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 24.95

    Talking about dying and death can be difficult for those facing the end of life. This book presents a model and offers examples for discussing existential questions with patients receiving end-of-life care. Updating the Ars Moriendi tradition, this book offers a non-judgemental approach for supporting people through the spiritual aspects of dying. more...

  • Peaceful Breezeby Mark Carrington

    Clink Street Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Caring for someone you love who is suffering from a terminal illness can be one of the greatest honours in life. Helping a loved one to die with peace, grace and dignity is their human right and a privilege for their carer to enable. It can be a truly transformative experience.In Peaceful Breeze Mark Carrington shares his searingly honest account of... more...

  • Homeward Boundby Amy Ziettlow; Naomi Cahn

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Homeward Bound draws on qualitative interviews with family caregivers to explore how the legal frameworks that define the elder care, burial, and wealth transfer process are understood, accessed, ignored, or fall short. It pays close attention to the ways a family's internal norms and structure define these experiences and their relationship to the... more...

  • Good Practices in Palliative Careby David Oliviere; Rosalind Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 84.95

    A team of two practitioners in psychosocial palliative care and an academic have drawn together the work of twenty-eight highly experienced practitioners. Good Practices in Palliative Care : a psychosocial perspective provides detailed descriptions of innovatory practices and how they were developed, together with clear practice principles. This unique... more...

  • Life at the End of Life: Finding Words Beyond Wordsby Marcia Brennan

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 31.86

    Artist and scholar Marcia Brennan serves as Artist in Residence at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the experience of seeing, close-up, the transitional states and transformational visions involved in the approaching end of life raised countless questions about the intersection of life, death, and art. Those questions are at the heart of... more...

  • Modern Deathby Haider Warraich

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    "Warraich's elegant and poignant book takes us on an unforgettable journey....He succeeds in humanizing a complex topic." —Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times bestselling author of The Gene There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding... more...