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Reviews of cemetery books.

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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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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