Lynch engages the reader with a mixture of poetic and funerary elements. His voice is rich and generous. Richard bernstein, new york times "What makes him such a fine essayist is that it's just the business of everyday life and death to him. Los angeles times book review "Few readers will walk away from this volume less than stunned and grateful.
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In these twelve pieces his is the voice of both witness and functionary. So here is homage to parents who have died and to children who shouldn't have. A national book award finalist: "one of the most life-affirming books I have read in a long time…brims with humanity, irreverence, and invigorating candor.
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade #ad - Tom vanderbilt, the Nation"Every year I bury a couple hundred of my townspeople. So opens this singular and wise testimony. Here are golfers tripping over grave markers, gourmands and hypochondriacs, lovers and suicides. Here, poet to the dying, lynch, names the hurts and whispers the condolences and shapes the questions posed by this familiar mystery.
These are the lessons for life our mortality teaches us.
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Thomas lynch, has an uncanny knack for writing about death in ways that are never morbid, poet, funeral director, always thoughtful, often humorous, and author of the National Book Award finalist The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, and quite moving.
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A chronicle of small-town life and death told through the eyes of a poet who is also an undertaker. Every year I bury a couple hundred of my townspeople. So opens this singular and wise testimony. Here, poet to the dying, lynch, names the hurts and whispers the condolences and shapes the questions posed by this familiar mystery.
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Paul kalanithi died in march 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. 1 new york times bestseller • pulitzer prize finalist • this inspiring, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational MemoirAt the age of thirty-six, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
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