Category Archives: Cemetery book review

Reviews of cemetery books.

Secure the Shadow

Secure the Shadow: Death and Photography in America by Jay Ruby My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book has been on my TBR shelf for a very long time In fact, it’s been there so long that it’s gone … Continue reading

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The Life of Death

The Life of Death: The Bare Bones of Undertaking by Ralph R. Rossell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ralph Rossell owns the only funeral home in the little town where I grew up. He’s handled the funerals for my … Continue reading

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Digging Up the Dead

Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials by Michael Kammen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I wanted to love this book more than I did. It is written in a very dry way, so I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Graveyard Field Trips on Wattpad

When I put together my first book of cemetery essays, I had so many essays written that I had to leave some of them out. I tried to be conscious of how many California cemeteries I included, how many times … Continue reading

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Chicago Eternal

Chicago Eternal by Larry Broutman My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an amazing book. It’s huge, heavy, stuffed with full-color photographs — and some weird stuff too, including 3D photos complete with cardboard glasses. The book explores 31 … Continue reading

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