Brief thoughts about a book you shouldn’t miss

The American Resting Place: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial GroundsThe American Resting Place: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds by Marilyn Yalom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The definitive text on burial grounds in America, this provides a guidebook for all your cemetery quests. I honestly cannot rave about it enough. Yalom provides solid information, leavened with a touch of personal reflection inspired by the graveyards she visited. My only regret is that Reid Yalom’s exquisite photographs are grouped at the front of the book, which necessitates a lot of flipping pages back and forth. Final thought: This is the cemetery book you need to get. It looks dry and intimidating, but I promise you it’s anything but.

Copies are available on Amazon: The American Resting Place: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds

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About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. My science fiction trilogy begins with The Dangerous Type in 2015. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.
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