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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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391 BOO

Cox, Meg.

Summary: Offers instructions or "recipes" for creating new family rituals or traditions, in categories such as "holidays," "family festivities and ceremonies," and "rites of passage."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394 COX

Sagan, Sasha (Alexandra Rachel Druyan)

4 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--a luminous exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

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: 2020

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Klara, Robert.

Summary: "In April 1945, the funeral train carrying the body of Franklin D. Roosevelt embarked on a three-day, thousand-mile odyssey through nine states before reaching the president's home where he was buried. It passed with darkened windows; few gave thought to what might be happening aboard. A closer look inside the train, however, would reveal a Soviet spy about to leak a state secret, a newly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 KLA

Harris, Mark (Donald Mark)

Summary: Follows families who found in "green" burial a more natural, more economic, and ultimately more meaningful alternative to the tired and toxic send-off on offer at the local funeral parlor. Eschewing chemical embalming and fancy caskets, elaborate and costly funerals, they have embraced a range of natural options, new and old, that are redefining a better American way of death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.75 HAR

Meyer, Elizabeth

Summary: A humorous memoir follows a young socialite as she risks social suicide to work for a legendary funeral chapel on New York City's Upper East Side after she discovered a knack for helping people cope with their grief.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media Inc 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 MEYER, ELIZABETH Mey

McKenzie, Kenneth

Summary: Presents a new collection of accounts from actual undertakers--including tales of slapstick humor, wild coincidences, and touching moments--that highlight the lighter side of death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.75 MCK

Dillman, Erika.

Summary: "It takes a village: your funeral posse; who's hot, who's not: planning your guest list; menus, massage, and mojitos: care and feeding of guests; dance this mess around: your funeral soundtrack; bye-bye bling: your funeral gift bags"--Cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Santa Monica Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 393.9 DIL

Ramsland, Katherine M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperEntertainment 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Mitford, Jessica

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.75 MIT

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: After the British Prime Minister passes away under mysterious circumstances, his funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE LON