Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes. I am also the co-author (with Brian Thomas) of the novel Lost Angels and the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.

Cemetery of the Week #150: Hartsdale Pet Cemetery

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery 75 North Central Park Avenue Hartsdale, New York 10530 Telephone: (914) 949-2583 Founded: 1896 Size: under 4 acres Number of interments: between 80,000 and 100,000 Until the 1890s, people who had a pet die in New York City either buried … Continue reading

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Resource for a Grieving Pet Owner

Good-bye My Friend: Pet Cemeteries, Memorials, and Other Ways to Remember. A collection of Thoughts, Feelings, and Resources by Michele Lanci-Altomare My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have to admit, I am skeptical about books about losing your pets. … Continue reading

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A Guide to America’s First Pet Cemetery

The Peaceable Kingdom in Hartsdale – America’s First Pet Cemetery by Edward C. Martin III My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sharing the name of the centennial book about the first pet cemetery in America might have seemed clever, but … Continue reading

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199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

It’s been forever since I wrote an honest blog post. That’s because in September I was approached by a big New York publisher.  They asked if I might be interested in writing a cemetery travel book for them.  I said … Continue reading

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Lovely Photos of a Bygone Era

Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone from the Russian Jewish Pale by David Goberman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Robert Pinsky’s introduction to this collection of David Goberman’s gravestone photography is poetic and devastating. Pinsky speaks of these gravestones as … Continue reading

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