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The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

By Heather Pringle

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By balancing the eerie fascination for mummies and the colorful personalities of those who have made mummies their avocation, Pringle's book outclasses any Hollywood horror flick in entertainment as well as information value. (from BookList)
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In the Land of Long Fingernails

By Charles Wilkins

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(T)his book feels right; that is, it convinces us unequivocally that this is what working in a cemetery at the end of the swinging sixties must have been like. (from BookList)
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American Way of Death Revisited

By Jessica Mitford

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Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. (book description)
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The Undertaking: Life Studies From the Dismal Trade

By Thomas Lynch

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Eloquent, meditative observations on the place of death in small-town life, from the only poet/funeral director in Milford, Michigan. (from Kirkus Reviews)
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Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There’s no Tomorrow

By Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers

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Everybody’s going to die. Nobody gets out alive. Death is the one thing you can absolutely count on. Why then are people so reluctant to plan for it? (from summary)
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Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations

By Jason Boyett

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Boyett becomes your tour guide to the Great Beyond. From the profound to the profane, from the light at the end of the tunnel to your ascension to the celestial void, here's everything you need to know this side of the everlasting. (from summary)
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Forever Ours: Real Stories of Immortality and Living From a Forensic Pathologist

By Janis Amatuzio

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Amatuzio sees dead people. Indeed, as an anatomic, forensic, and clinical pathologist and coroner for several counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, she sees them every day. They also see her and sometimes even speak to her through their families and other loved ones. (from BookList)
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Do Dead People Watch Your Shower?: and Other Questions You’ve Been All But Dying to ask a Medium

By Concetta Bertoldi

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Answering questions ranging from the practical to the irreverent, Bertoldi addresses poignant inquiries about the fate and happiness of loved ones who have crossed to the other side. (summary)
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