2018 Book List

We had a wonderful gathering at Anne’s home on September 12. Seventeen people were present to share a heckuva lot of death- and grief-related books that have touched their lives and hearts. I’ve made an attempt to sort them into categories this year. Not sure how well I did, though. Enjoy!

Books about death: they're made of dead trees!

Children’s Books

Death Practices

  • From Here to Eternity, Caitlin Doughty. “World tour” of death practices. Observations of death detachment in US vs. participation in the rest of the world.
    • Notes about cremation: in other cultures where cremation rates are high, families/communities are more involved. Is increasing awareness of witness cremation part of our work?
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Caitlin Doughty. Good introduction to the topic. Accessible.

Fiction

  • Being Dead, Jim Crace. Novel about murdered couple whose bodies aren’t found for over a week; weaves in updates on what’s happening with the bodies.

Lessons For the Dying

Lessons for Caregivers and Other Beloveds

Memoirs and Personal Accounts

Metaphysical

Poetry

Uncategorized

Podcasts

  • Death, et seq.Interviews about all aspects of death in US culture
  • GeriPal: Geriatric palliative care physicians
  • Kaddish: Rituals for death from around the world

 

 

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3 thoughts on “2018 Book List

  1. This is great! Thanks so much Eli!

    On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 3:44 PM Minnesota Threshold Network wrote:

    > mnthreshold posted: “We had a wonderful gathering at Anne’s home on > September 12. Seventeen people were present to share a heckuva lot of > death- and grief-related books that have touched their lives and hearts. > I’ve made an attempt to sort them into categories this year. Not ” >

  2. Thank you so much Eli —- what a great list. So sorry I wasn’t able to be there and feel the personal investment of each person who shared

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