Death and Dying
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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
Paperback      ISBN: 0345451201
“IT’S THE UNGUARDED VOICES HE PRESENTS THAT STAY WITH YOU. . . . Terkel’s interviews may not allay fears about death. But reading them certainly encourages life while we have it.” –The New York Times Whether it’s Working or The Great War , the legendary oral histories of Studs Terkel have offered indispensable insights into all areas of American life. Now, at eighty-eight, the Pulitzer Prize winner creates his most important work on a subject few can comfortably discuss: death. Here, in the voices of people both esteemed and unknown, are wise words, meaningful memories, and compassionate predictions about the experience of life’s end–and what may come after. A grad student explains how her two-year coma convinced her of the existence of reincarnation . . . A Hiroshima survivor reconciles her painful memories with the stoicism of her Japanese culture . . . Actress Uta Hagan expresses how her art is her religion and will be her legacy . . . Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler relives his World War II ordeal, after a torpedo left him in a lifeboat among injured and dying comrades . . . An AIDS counselor reveals why healthy gay men may require the most crucial psychological help . . . and a retired firefighter admits he “never felt so alive” as when he was doing his dangerous job. From the sheer physical facts to the emotional realities to spiritual speculations, all aspects of death are openly expressed in this wonderful work, the stirring culmination of Studs Terkel’s brilliant career.
After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses
After the Funeral
The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses
Paperback      ISBN: 0806515996
Describes the surprising and often humorous things that have happened to the dead bodies and body parts of historical figures
Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived
Not Fade Away
A Short Life Well Lived
Paperback      ISBN: 006073731x
Chronicles the life of the founder of Liberty Media, from his protests against the Vietnam War and his jam sessions with Sha Na Na through his work as a political consultant and businessman and his battle against cancer.
Touching the Edge: A Mother's Spiritual Path from Loss to Life
Touching the Edge
A Mother's Spiritual Path from Loss to Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471222879
In a poignant, intensely personal memoir, a mother shares her sorrow, the crises in faith she endured, and her eventual spiritual journey to recovery after learning that her son died in a mountain climbing accident.
Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You Love
Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0310257573
"This resource provides encouraging and practical help and hope for those left behind after the suicide of a loved one"--Provided by publisher.
In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living
In Lieu of Flowers
A Conversation for the Living
Paperback      ISBN: 0375714480
A moving but unsentimental treatment of death uses stories to encourage readers to face mortality, share their feelings of loss, and learn how to mourn. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Death: Medical, Spiritual and Social Care of the Dying
Death
Medical, Spiritual and Social Care of the Dying
Hardcover      ISBN: 9053836012
The Denial of Death
The Denial of Death
Paperback      ISBN: 0684832402
Drawing from religion and the human sciences, particularly psychology after Freud, the author attempts to demonstrate that the fear of death is man's central concern
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son
Prayers for Bobby
A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son
Paperback      ISBN: 0062511238
Draws on the diaries of Bobby Griffith, a gay youth who committed suicide, to trace his mother's struggle to face her son's sexuality
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
The Undertaking
Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
Paperback      ISBN: 0140276238