Friday, July 9, 2010

The Joy of Funerals by Alix Strauss

This is a book of individual stories about how death has affected the main character of each story. A few are too weird to recommend, but there were several that were very moving. The story lines were all over the board from the woman who - after losing her husband - managed to fornicate with any willing male at the cemetery during her gravesite visits to the woman falling apart at the side of the motherly beautician making up her dead mother for the open casket viewing. I enjoyed the book, because of the stories which brought me to tears; the others I was amused by in a “really ?” sort of way.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3619.T743 J695 2003
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Linda Corcoran, Anderson Center for Economic Research
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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