UNIV OF GEORGIA PR "American Afterlife" Book is a powerful tale that we usually keep hidden from our everyday lives until we have to face it and is written by Kate Sweeney.
UNIV OF GEORGIA PR "American Afterlife" Book reveals this world through a collective portrait of Americans past and present. Book shows that even a midwestern museum takes us back in time to meet our death obsessed Victorian progenitors.
Age group and grade: Ages 15+ years
Title: "American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning"
Author: Kate Sweeney
Subject: Social science
Number of pages: 232
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 3/31/2014
Size: 8 1/2"H x 5 1/2"W
A remarkably touching and humorous narrative about death in America
Reveals this world through a collective portrait of Americans past and present who find themselves personally involved with death
Each story illuminates details in another until something larger is revealed: a landscape that feels at once strange and familiar, one that's by turns odd, tragic, poignant, and sometimes even funny
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