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Wilcox, Merrie-Ellen

Summary: "This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers examines the history, beliefs and customs surrounding death in cultures around the world."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.9 WIL

Fournier, Elizabeth

Summary: "A funeral home director discusses the environmental impact of common burial practices and provides ecologically sound alternatives that minimize the use of chemicals and non-biodegradable materials; also covers the financial and legal aspects of green burial methods"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New World Library 2018

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Colman, Penny.

Summary: Documents the burial process throughout the centuries and in different cultures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393.09 COL

Benjamin, Kathy

Summary: "A practical guide to planning your funeral, including worksheets and guided journal prompts"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2021

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Galgut, Damon

Summary: "A modern saga that could only have come from South Africa, written in gorgeous prose by the Booker Prize-shortlisted author Damon Galgut. Haunted by an unmet promise, the Swart family loses touch after the death of their matriarch. Adrift, the lives of the three siblings move separately through the uncharted waters of South Africa; Anton, the golden boy who bitterly resents his life's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GAL
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: An old man's unexpected death creates hilarious havoc with his family. The traditional three-day undertaking becomes a sly comedy of manners as the younger generation struggles with the complex rituals of the Buddhist ceremony.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Home Video 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FUN

Summary: An American classic story about friendship heroism and patriotism; Watch a 50 year journey on the lives of four best friends as they reminisce after a funeral of one best friend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: American Patriot Pictures 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD STI

Hall, Brianna.

Summary: "Describes history of mummies of ancient Egypt"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J932 CAP

Metcalfe, Gayden.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Books 2005

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 395.2 MET

Bak, Richard

Contents: Eternal thanks -- Here and gone -- Boneyards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393.1 BAK

Reynolds, Jason

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC REY

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC REY

Shea, Therese

Summary: Crypts, tombs, and mausoleums aren’t just the creepy props of a horror movie; they’re the final resting places of the dead. Many are also beautifully designed monuments. This intriguing examination of some of the world’s most prominent tombs includes the elaborate Taj Mahal, the mysterious Newgrange, the mammoth Great Pyramid, and the star-studded Westminster Abbey. Modern tombs and burial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 393 SHE

Summary: When Nate is invited to a big family reunion in Missouri, he sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with his estranged wife and growing children. Nate takes delivery on an expensive new SUV, persuades his wife, Dorothy, to tag along, and packs up his three kids for what he thinks will be a leisurely drive from L.A. to St. Louis. However, between his wary wife, arguing kids, angry police...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD JOH

Long, Thomas G.

Summary: "Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lenses -- one as a preacher and one as a funeral director -- Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing "the good funeral," including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393 LON

Nagelhout, Ryan

Summary: From organs in jars to modern embalming, this series offers full-color photographs and lots of information about the various processes that have helped preserve the dead for centuries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 393 NAG

Summary: Felix Bush, a Tennessee hermit, is either feared or hated by most of the people that live in the town. One day, he gets the idea to throw one big bash before he kicks the bucket. While he is still alive and kickin' he plans his very own rollicking funeral party.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD G

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Get 2011

Slocum, Joshua.

Summary: Discusses the flaws and corruption in the funeral and burial industry in the United States, from exorbitant funeral costs to black market sales of body parts, and provides legal guidelines to burial rights and trends in legal reform.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Upper Access 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7304 SLO

Cleeves, Ann

Summary: In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC CLE

Summary: After his wife dies, a man fulfills her cultural wishes and asks a close friend to travel with him and his wife's body to a traditional burial ground.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Video 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SIL

Summary: "Thomas Lynch, 58, is a writer and a poet. He's also a funeral director in a small town in central Michigan where he and his family have cared for the dead -- and the living -- for three generations. For the first time, Lynch agreed to allow cameras inside Lynch & Sons, giving FRONTLINE producers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor rare, behind-the-scenes access -- from funeral arrangements to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV UND

El Mahdy, Christine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames and Hudson 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393.3 El Ma

Griffey, Harriet.

Summary: Discusses the Egyptian preservation of dead bodies, stories associated with mummies, and mummies from different cultures, including Incan and Sicilian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J393.3 Griffey 2013

Isaacs, Florence

Summary: "Everything you ever wanted to know about funeral etiquette but were afraid to ask. When is attending a funeral or memorial service 'a must,' and when is it optional? Can a eulogy be funny? Can I scatter my brother's ashes in the backyard? Should I place a death notice or an obituary? What's the difference? These are all questions that Florence Isaacs has been asked as a blogger for Legacy.com,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 395.2 ISA

Jones, Constance

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393 JON

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