A Candle for Grandpa : A Guide to the Jewish Funeral for Children and Parents;
David Techner, Judith Hirt-Manheimer; Hardcover; $10.95
A well-directed book for children, in plain language, to help them understand the underlying principals of Jewish funeral traditions.
Caring for Your Own Dead;
Lisa Carlson; Paperback; $12.95 (Special Order)
Lisa Carlson, Executive Director of the Funeral and Memorial Societies of America (FAMSA), brings us her opus on, literally, doing your own preparation, services, and disposal of the remains. Lisa brings insight into the traditions of family burial, as well as the legalities surrounding it. This is far more 'do-able' than you might think, just ask your grandparents . . . or Lisa.
Catholic Book of the Dead;
Ann Ball; Paperback; $11.65
A look at Catholic traditions, rites, and services. Ms Ball has a solid grip on what is traditional, what is transitional at present, and what the future might hold.
Celebrations of Death : The Anthropology of Mortuary Rituals;
Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington; Paperback; $17.95
What has gone before. Good source for learning the 'why's of how cultures developed funereal traditions, as well as the etiology of current traditions.
Death to Dust : What Happens to Dead Bodies?; Kenneth V. Iserson, Kenneth Iserson; Hardcover; $37.76
The 'be-all, end-all' book on death from every aspect. Subjects covered in frank detail include dying, autopsies, decomposition, and social 'disposal' of remains. Some parts are graphic in detail, but if you want to truly know Death in all its aspects, here it is.
The Eclipse of Eternity : A Sociology of the Afterlife; Tony Walter, J. A. Walter; Hardcover; $59.95
Jerrold M. Packard; Hardcover; $20.66
Want to learn the social mores of death and dying and what comes next?
The Funeral Arrangement Choice Guide : Helping You Cope With a Loved One's Death;
Dallas Allen, Jr Polen, D. Allen Polen; Paperback; $9.89
An overall view of the options available to families suffering a loss. Could use a bit more detail to make it current, but the basics are covered.
The High Cost of Dying : A Guide to Funeral Planning;
Gregory W. Young; Hardcover; $23.36
A well-reviewed title which is well-founded in cost analysis and the factors which drive up prices.
The High Cost of Dying : A Guide to Funeral Planning;
Gregory W. Young; Paperback; $13.45
How to Embalm Your Mother-In-Law or All You Ever Wanted to Know About What Happens Between Your Last Breath and the First Spadeful;
Robert T. Hatch, Robert Hatch; Paperback; $8.05
A bit of humor amidst the grim realities of death, not long on detail but an easy read.
Jewish Meditations on the Meaning of Death;
Chaim Z. Rozwaski, Chaim Rozwaski; Hardcover; $30.00
What it's all about, the natural progression of life and death as seen from the Jewish point of view.
Last Wishes : A Handbook to Guide Your Survivors;
Lucinda Page Knox, Michael D. Knox; Paperback; $13.45
Letting your family know what you had in mind to ease their stress when you depart. A sensative approach, but a bit thin on the financial realities of funeral arrangements.
Rituals for Resurrection : Celebrating Life and Death;
Linda J. Vogel; Paperback; $8.95
About what the title says. Similar to earlier-mentioned titles, but this time from a less 'organized religion' focus. Much readily transfers regardless of denomination
Saying Good-Bye to Grandma;
Jane Resh Thomas; Paperback; $6.25
How children deal with the death of a relative, perhaps for the first time.
Saying Goodbye to Grandma; Jane Resh Thomas; School & Library Binding; $14.35
What to Do When a Loved One Dies : A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Dealing With Death on Life's Terms;
Eva Shaw; Paperback; $17.06
The psychology of accepting a loss, as well as practical advice for what follows.
Ancient Mortuary Traditions of China : Papers on Chinese Ceramic Funerary Sculptures; George Kuwayama; Paperback; $20.00 (Special Order)
The Bedside Book of Death; Robert Wilkins; Paperback; $12.95 (Special Order)
A Celebration of Death : An Introduction to Some of the Buildings, Monuments, and Settings of Funerary Architecture in the Western European Tradition; James Stevens Curl; Paperback; $39.95 (Special Order)
Celebrations of Death; Paperback (Special Order)
Celebrations of Death : The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual; Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington; Hardcover (Publisher Out Of Stock)
The Changing Face of Death : Historical Accounts of Death and Disposal; Glennys Howarth, Peter Jupp; Hardcover; $59.95 (Not Yet Published -- On Order)
Christianizing Death : The Creation of a Ritual Process in Early Medieval Europe; Frederick S. Paxton; Hardcover; $37.50 (Special Order)
Concerning Death; Paperback (Special Order)
Concerning Death : A Practical Guide for the Living; Earl A. Grollman, Earl Grollman; Paperback; $16.00 (Special Order)
Death and Dying : Views from Many Cultures (Perspectives on Death and Dying Series, 1); Richard Kalish; Paperback; $12.95 (Special Order)
Death and Dying in Central Appalachia : Changing Attitudes and Practices; James K. Crissman; Hardcover; $39.95 (Special Order)
Death and Ethnicity : A Psychocultural Study; Richard A. Kalish; Paperback; $8.85 (Special Order)
Death and Ritual in Renaissance Florence (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 110th Series, Part 1); Sharon T. Strocchia; Hardcover; $45.00 (Special Order)
Death and the Afterlife in Modern France; Thomas A. Kselman; Hardcover; $66.25 (Special Order)
Death and the Afterlife in Modern France; Thomas A. Kselman; Paperback; $19.95 (Special Order)
Death and the Regeneration of Life; Paperback (Special Order)
Death and the Regeneration of Life; Maurice Bloch, Jonathan Perry; Paperback; $17.95 (Special Order)
Death in Banaras (The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures, 1988); Jonathan P. Parry; Paperback; $24.95 (Special Order)
Death in Banaras (The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures, 1988); Jonathan P. Parry; Hardcover; $70.00 (Special Order)
Death in Towns : Urban Responses to the Dying and the Dead, 100-1600; Death Rehearsal : A Practical Guide for Preparing for the Inevitable; Doug Pokorshi; Paperback; $12.95 (Special Order)
Death to Dust; Hardcover (Special Order)
Death, Afterlife, and the Soul (Religion, History, and Culture); Lawrence E. Sullivan; Paperback; $14.00 (Special Order)
Dialogues With the Dead : The Discussion of Mortality Among the Sora of Eastern India (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, No 88); Piers Vitebsky; Hardcover; $65.00 (Special Order)
Facing Death and Grief; George Marshall; Hardcover; $27.95 (Special Order)
Facing Death and Grief; George Marshall; Paperback; $19.95 (Special Order)
Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise; Alan Warren Friedman; Hardcover; $57.95 (Special Order)
Final Celebrations : A Guide for Personal and Family Funeral Planning; Kathleen Sublette, Martin Flagg; Paperback; $10.80 (Special Order)
Funerals Without God : A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals; Jane Wynne Willson; Paperback; $10.80 (Special Order)
In the Midst of Life : The Australian Response to Death; Graeme Maxwell Griffin; Paperback; $10.80 (Special Order)
*Last Great Necessity : Cemeteries in American History (Creating the North American Landscape); David Charles Sloane; Hardcover; $49.95 (Special Order)
Last Rites : The Work of the Modern Funeral Director (Death, Value and Meaning Series); Glennys Howarth; Hardcover; $34.95 (Special Order)
The Last Word : Women, Death, and Divination in Inner Mani; C. Nadia Seremetakis; Hardcover; $45.00 (Special Order)
*Let's Talk About Going to a Funeral (Let's Talk Library); Marianne Johnston; Hardcover (Not Yet Published)
*Liturgy and Anthropology : A Monastic Death Ritual of the Eleventh Century (Chalice of Repose Project ; V. 2); Frederick S. Paxton; Hardcover; $8.80 (Special Order)
The Monument or Tombe-Stone : A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Juxon (1620 (Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, V. 498); Stephen Denison, et al; Hardcover; $50.00 (Special Order)
The New England Book of the Dead; James Hill Parker; Hardcover; $43.00 (Special Order)
The New England Book of the Dead; James Hill Parker; Paperback; $28.50 (Special Order)
Passing : The Vision of Death in America; Charles O. Jackson; Hardcover; $55.00 (Special Order)
*Pearl's Marigolds for Grandpa; Jane Breskin Zalben; Hardcover (Not Yet Published)
*R.I.P : The Complete Book of Death and Dying; Constance Jones; Hardcover; $22.50 (Not Yet Published -- On Order)
Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan; Gary L. Ebersole; Hardcover; $49.50 (Special Order)
Spouse Survival Handbook; Paperback (Special Order)
This World, Other World : Sickness, Suicide, Death, and the Afterlife Among the Vaqueiros De Alzada of Spain; Maria Catedra, William A. Christian; Paperback; $22.00 (Special Order)
This World, Other Worlds : Sickness, Suicide, Death, and the Afterlife Among the Vaqueiros De Alzada of Spain; Maria Catedra, William A. Christian; Hardcover; $60.00 (Special Order)
Tombs for the Living : Andean Mortuary Practices : A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks : 12th and 13th October, 1991; Tom D. Dillehay; Hardcover; $28.00 (Special Order)
What to Do When a Loved One Dies; Paperback (Special Order)
What You Need to Know When Death Touches Your Life : Practical Help in Preparing for Death; Mervin E. Thompson; Paperback; $14.95 (Special Order)
What You Need to Know When Death Touches Your Life : Practical Help in Preparing for Death; Mervin E., Thompson; Hardcover; $11.95 (Special Order)