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Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307590442
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $15.00

In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, Becky Aikman—a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role—forms an unlikely group with five other young widows, each seeking a way forward in a strange and disquieting world. A warm, witty, and compassionate guide on this journey, Aikman explores surprising new discoveries about how... Read more >
The Hour of Our Death
The Hour of Our Death
Written by Philippe Aries
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ISBN: 9780804152006
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The Hour of Our Death

Written by Philippe Aries


Format: eBook, 696 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions... Read more >
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The Art of Living and Dying
The Art of Living and Dying
Written by Osho
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ISBN: 9781780285313
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The Art of Living and Dying
Celebrating Life and Celebrating Death
Written by Osho


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2013
Price: $19.95

Why are we afraid of death? What is acceptance in the face of cancer? How do I decide whose advice to take? How to relax in the certainty of death? Ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? Is the theory of reincarnation true? What is happening around... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307590435
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $26.00

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman
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ISBN: 9780307590459
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $11.99

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman, Read by Ann Marie Lee
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385360913
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman
Read by Ann Marie Lee


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $40.00

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
Saturday Night Widows
Saturday Night Widows
Written by Becky Aikman, Read by Ann Marie Lee
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ISBN: 9780385360920
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Saturday Night Widows
The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Written by Becky Aikman
Read by Ann Marie Lee


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $20.00

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

   In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief... Read more >
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The Undead
The Undead
Written by Dick Teresi
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ISBN: 9781400096114
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The Undead
Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death
Written by Dick Teresi


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.00

What is death, and how do people in the medical profession determine it? In this fascinating examination of the increasingly blurred line between life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness, science journalist Dick Teresi introduces us to the coma specialists, organ transplant surgeons, ICU doctors, and many others who are faced with...

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Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning
Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning
Written by Jack Riemer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828255
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Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning

Written by Jack Riemer


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: November 28, 2012
Price: $13.99

Forward by Sherwin B. Nuland

As Jack Riemer demonstrates in this collection of Jewish resources for mourning and healing, the Jewish tradition has much to offer those who seek its help in time of need. Here are personal as well as practical writings by contemporary authors about the Shivah period, Kaddish, Yizkor... Read more >
Time And Myth
Time And Myth
Written by John S. Dunne
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ISBN: 9780307819062
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Time And Myth

Written by John S. Dunne


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

What is man, apart from the things of his life, apart from loving and fighting and dying?
 
In his exploration of that fundamental question, John S. Dunne considers the different ways in which man strives throughout his life for immortality.

Growing out of the 1971 Yale University Thomas More... Read more >
The Undead
The Undead
Written by Dick Teresi
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375423710
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The Undead
Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death
Written by Dick Teresi


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $26.95

Important and provocative, The Undead examines why even with the tools of advanced technology, what we think of as life and death, consciousness and nonconsciousness, is not exactly clear and how this problem has been further complicated by the business of organ harvesting.

Dick Teresi, a science writer with a dark sense...

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The Undead
The Undead
Written by Dick Teresi
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907110
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The Undead
Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death
Written by Dick Teresi


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

Important and provocative, The Undead examines why even with the tools of advanced technology, what we think of as life and death, consciousness and nonconsciousness, is not exactly clear and how this problem has been further complicated by the business of organ harvesting.

Dick Teresi, a science writer with a dark sense...

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Never Say Die
Never Say Die
Written by Susan Jacoby
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ISBN: 9780307456281
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Never Say Die
The Myth of the New Old Age
Written by Susan Jacoby


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $15.95

In Never Say Die, Susan Jacoby delivers a brave, impassioned, and exceptionally important wake-up call to Americans who have long been deluded by the dangerous myth that a radically new old age awaits the huge baby boom generation.
 
Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal experiences of love and loss...

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The American Way of Death Revisited
The American Way of Death Revisited
Written by Jessica Mitford
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307809391
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The American Way of Death Revisited

Written by Jessica Mitford


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $13.99

"Mitford's funny and unforgiving book is the best memento mori we are likely to get.  It should be updated and reissued each decade for our spiritual health."--The New York Review of Books

Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a... Read more >
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The Good Death
The Good Death
Written by Marilyn Webb
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ISBN: 9780307801777
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The Good Death
The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life
Written by Marilyn Webb


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

The Good Death is the first full-scale examination of one of today's most complex issues: the profound change in the way Americans think about and confront death. Drawing on more than six years of firsthand research and reporting, noted journalist Marilyn Webb builds her account around intimate portraits of the dying... Read more >
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The Rooms of Heaven
The Rooms of Heaven
Written by Mary Allen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307766786
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The Rooms of Heaven

Written by Mary Allen


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

"A love story, a memoir, a haunting tale of grief and healing. This book is all that and more." --Chicago Tribune

In the tradition of Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted and Caroline Knapp's Drinking: A Love Story, Mary Allen tells a riveting love story that explores the uncharted territory between passion and  addiction, grief... Read more >
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Never Say Die
Never Say Die
Written by Susan Jacoby
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ISBN: 9780307379603
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Never Say Die
The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
Written by Susan Jacoby


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

Susan Jacoby, an unsparing chronicler of unreason in American culture, now offers an impassioned, tough-minded critique of the myth that a radically new old age—unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or intimate loneliness—awaits the huge baby boom generation. Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal experiences of love...

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Living Out Loud
Living Out Loud
Written by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780307763549
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Living Out Loud

Written by Anna Quindlen


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 25, 2010
Price: $11.99

"A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the hopes, dreams, fears, and wonder expressed in all her columns, for... Read more >
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The Twelve Gates
The Twelve Gates
Written by John Rush
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ISBN: 9781583941751
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The Twelve Gates
A Spiritual Passage Through the Egyptian Books of the Dead
Written by John Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $26.95

In The Twelve Gates, clinical anthropologist John Rush embarks on a spellbinding journey through death rituals in various cultures, centering on the ancient Egyptian philosophy of death and resurrection. The first part of the book provides an overview of different rituals, encouraging readers to confront their feelings about death and to... Read more >
The Buried Soul
The Buried Soul
Written by Timothy Taylor
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ISBN: 9780807046678
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The Buried Soul
How Humans Invented Death
Written by Timothy Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 15, 2005
Price: $20.00

Do cannibals exist? Is there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. This book is a radical adventure into the sepulchral world. Read more >
Graceful Exits
Graceful Exits
Written by Sushila Blackman
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ISBN: 9781590302705
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Graceful Exits
How Great Beings Die
Written by Sushila Blackman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $14.95

Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach it. Sushila Blackman places... Read more >
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