Mortician Diaries

Mortician Diaries

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by June Knights Nadle
     
 

After 50 years in the funeral business, 80-year-old grandmother-undertaker June Knights Nadle has seen it all - at least all of what goes on before, during, and after life's ultimate challenge. In Mortician Diaries, she combines equal doses of charm, humanity, humor, and reality to tell it like it is on this taboo subject. A kind of Prairie Home Companion set in a… See more details below

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After 50 years in the funeral business, 80-year-old grandmother-undertaker June Knights Nadle has seen it all - at least all of what goes on before, during, and after life's ultimate challenge. In Mortician Diaries, she combines equal doses of charm, humanity, humor, and reality to tell it like it is on this taboo subject. A kind of Prairie Home Companion set in a mortuary, the book features memorable stories of regret - "I wish I had kissed him on the morning he had the accident" - and renewal, as the lesson of facing life's last great event is learned, or not. Some of the accounts here are funny, some sad. Some are haunting in their strangeness as they reveal the many ways in which people cope. Along the way, the reader is drawn into Nadle's own life story as an unconventional woman who devoted herself to the dead and to those they left behind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577318576
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
275,372
File size:
0 MB

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