Category Archives: Cemetery book review

Reviews of cemetery books.

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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The Art Tour of Staglieno Cemetery

Staglieno: The Art of the Marble Carver by Walter S Arnold My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first cemetery book I’ve read that was written by a sculptor. Arnold enthuses about the magnificent statuary of Staglieno Cemetery … Continue reading

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The Gateway to Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries

Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries by Kathleen Shanahan Maca My rating: 3 of 5 stars The book opens by saying visitors to Galveston don’t understand that what appears to be one cemetery running for blocks along Broadway is really seven cemeteries. Then … Continue reading

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A History of Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery by Ken Nicolson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is pretty much the epitome of a cemetery guidebook. It opens with a history of Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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A History of Recoleta Cemetery

City of Angels The History of Recoleta Cemetery by Omar López Mato My rating: 3 of 5 stars Books in English on Argentina’s Recoleta Cemetery are impossible to find, so I was thrilled when this one turned up on Amazon. … Continue reading

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