Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Outside of a Dog, #3

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

Three local writers share their experiences and views on loss and grief.

Courtney’s Legacy: A Father's Journey - George Cantor
155.937 C WMB
In this shattering story about unexpected loss, local newspaper celebrity, George Cantor describes his daughter’s tragic and accidental death at the University of Michigan.

Grieving: a Love Story - Ruth Coughlin
155.937 C WCV
Formerly a book editor at the Detroit Free Press, she offers readers a toughing and heartfelt narrative detailing her husband’s struggle with a terminal illness. Ruth goes on to explain her experiences and difficulties as a new widow. Her husband was Detroit Judge and mystery writer William Coughlin.

The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade - Thomas Lynch
Bio Lynch WAM
Milford, Michigan funeral director Thomas Lynch gives us a wide variety of interesting and unique insights into death and the traditional funeral experience. He has written other books related to the subject of dying such as Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Morality 133.8 L and Still Life in Milford: Poems 811.54 L.

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