Category Archives: Cemetery book review

Reviews of cemetery books.

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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A Theory of Cemeteries

The Space of Death: A Study of Funerary Architecture, Decoration, and Urbanism by Michael Ragon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because I kept seeing it referenced in the bibliographies of books on cemetery history. The … Continue reading

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Hints at the Mission Graveyards

California Missions and Presidios: The History and Beauty of the Spanish Missions by Randy Leffingwell My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been curious how many of the old Spanish missions still have their original graveyards. This book provided some … Continue reading

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Mississippi Churchyards

Country Churchyards by Eudora Welty My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a charming little book this is! It contains 90 black-and-white photographs, snapped by the grand dame of Southern literature in Mississippi churchyards during in the 1930s and 40s. … Continue reading

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