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Sweet sorrow [sound recording (audio book)] / Mark Wakely ; read by Grant Cartwright.

By: Wakely, Mark.
Contributor(s): Cartwright, Grant.
Material type: SoundSoundPublisher: Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, p2010Edition: Library edition.Description: 5 compact discs (5 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781742144986.Subject(s): Death | Death in popular culture | Death in literature | Death care industry | Compact discsGenre/Form: Audiobooks. DDC classification: Read by Grant Cartwright.Summary: Surprising stories drawn from history, literature and popular culture combine with heartfelt anecdotes in this personal enquiry into death and dying. The author introduces us to the morticians and embalmers, gravediggers and priests who pave our way to the great beyond.
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Talking Books Davis (Central) Library
Talking Books
Talking Books 155.937 WAK 1 Available T00508974
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This remarkable book-at times heart-breaking, at times humorous-is dazzling for its profound honesty.Like most of us, Mark Wakely had always put death in the too-hard basket. Around death he was painfully awkward, strangely self-conscious: death-shy. He was curiously distanced from his own parents' deaths. Thirty years later, he went on a journey to confront one of the most intensely personal yet universal experiences: our own mortality.With Mark as our guide, we are introduced to morticians and embalmers, rabbis and doctors, coffin makers and gravediggers. He reveals the fashions and the fads, the rituals and the deep emotion in a heartfelt and whimsical investigation into this timeless subject.All you need to pack for the trip is a curiosity about life.

"A beginner's guide to death"--Container.

"Complete & unabridged"--Cover.

Read by Grant Cartwright.

Surprising stories drawn from history, literature and popular culture combine with heartfelt anecdotes in this personal enquiry into death and dying. The author introduces us to the morticians and embalmers, gravediggers and priests who pave our way to the great beyond.

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