SOCIAL SCIENCES

Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials

North Atlantic. Jan. 2019. 320p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781623172923. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9781623172930. SELF-HELP
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Interfaith minister and licensed funeral director Herring has become a champion of ecological ways to care for the dead. Here she presents stories, photographs, and plans for home vigils and natural burials that affirm contributions to a healthier, more harmonious life. Beyond discussing the practicalities of a funeral/burial, Herring asks readers to consider envisioning the time between death and cremation/burial and how they would like their own bodies and souls to be treated. The chapter on conducting home vigils is particularly thought provoking.
VERDICT Recommended for all readers but especially those whose loved ones are facing death in the near future.
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