I’m so excited to announce that my next cemetery book is available now.
Death’s Garden Revisited collects 40 powerful personal essays — accompanied by 80 full-color photographs — to illustrate why people visit cemeteries. Spanning the globe from Iceland to Argentina and from Portland to Prague, Death’s Garden Revisited explores the complex web of relationships between the living and those who have passed before.
Genealogists and geocachers, travelers and tour guides, anthropologists, historians, pagan priestesses, and ghost hunters all venture into cemeteries in these essays. Along the way, they discover that cemeteries don’t only provide a rewarding end to a pilgrimage, they can be the perfect location for a first date or a wedding, the highlight of a family vacation, a cure for depression, and the best possible place to grasp history. Not to mention that cemetery-grown fruit is the sweetest.
You can see a preview below:
You can order your copy of the book in paperback or in hardcover directly from Blurb. The ebook is coming soon.
Contributors and Kickstarter backers: The books arrived earlier than expected. I will get those into the mail to you as soon as I can!
Fabulous news, Loren! I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s essays.
My kid says it’s their favorite of all the books of mine they’ve read. So I consider that high praise.