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Read in peace with us.
Join like-minded readers on Tuesday, August 24th at 6 pm for the Read In Peace Book Club . For August, we're reading and discussing From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty.
Book club dues are $5 per meeting and all proceeds benefit historic, nonprofit Elmwood Cemetery. We hope you join us for this online meeting!
A bit more about the book:
As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning - including a futuristic glowing-Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery, and America's only open-air pyre. In doing so she expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with 'dignity' and reveals unexpected possibilities for our own death rituals.