This is the the first review of Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel — and a reminder that Wish You Were Here is being given away on Goodreads this week. Here’s the link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18010009-wish-you-were-here
Western Legends Press, 2013
We taphophiles don’t like to settle for armchair traveling, preferring to go adventuring on our own, but even we can use a good beach read (though from under the shade of an umbrella, as many of us do take pride in our common pallor). Loren Rhoads ‘ new book Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel is the perfect book to take along with you. It is a series of over 30 short essays about memorial spaces she has encountered ranging from her own childhood neighborhood in Michigan to Japan and the Czech Republic. As those of us who find ourselves seeking out cemeteries wherever we go, or even designing entire itineraries around visiting the dead, will find ourselves immediately at home in her words.
Above all, Rhoads is honest, and she does not hesitate to…
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