The Big Book of the Dead

The Big Book of the Dead

by Marion Winik
The Big Book of the Dead

The Big Book of the Dead

by Marion Winik


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Marion Wink is esteemed for bringing humor and wit to that most unavoidable of subjects: death.

At last, Winik's critically acclaimed, cult favorites, Glen Rock Book of the Dead and Baltimore Book of the Dead, have been carefully combined in their proper chronological order, revealing more clearly than ever before the character hidden throughout these stories: Winik herself.

Featuring twelve additional vignettes along with a brand-new introduction, The Big Book of the Dead continues Winik's work as an empathetic, witty chronicler of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640092532
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,078,483
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MARION WINIK is the author of First Comes Love and ten other books. She writes the Bohemian Rhapsody column at and is the host of Baltimore WYPR's The Weekly Reader.

Table of Contents

I. Friends of My Youth, Mostly in New Jersey 1958 - 1978

The Alpha

The Driving Instructor

The Perfect Couple

Two First Cousins

Their Mother

The Eye Doctor

The Fourth

The Cat with Nine Lives

The Man Who Could Take Off His Thumb

The Painter

The Mah Jongg Player

The Queen of New Jersey

The Diplomat (NEW)

The Golf Pro

The Social Worker

The Second Cousin Once Removed

The Young Uncle

The Neighbor

The Classmate

The Big Sister

The Virgin

The Mensch

The Thin White Duke

The Camp Director

The Tomb of the Unknown Yogi (NEW)

My Advisor

The Golden Boy

The Role Model

The Competition

The Showgirl

The Professor of Desire (NEW)

II. The Austin Years, Including New Orleans 1976-2009

The Jeweler

The Carpenter

The Warrior Poetess

The Publisher

The Clown

The Humanoid from Houston

The Junkie

The Skater

The Brother-in-Law

The Jewish Floridian

Who Dat

The Counselor

Three Lost Boys

The Art Star

The King of the Condo

The Photographer

The Rancher

The Texan

The Neatnik

The Democrat

The Wunderkind

The Young Hercules

The Dentist

The Sikh

The Counselor

The Second-Grade Teacher

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Werewolf

The Queen of the Scene

The Volunteer

The All-American

The Father of the Bride

The Belle of the Ball

The Southern Writer

The Paid Professional Codependent

The Bon Vivant

Portrait of a Lady

The Statistic

The Man of Letters

The Old Rake

The Realtor

The Graduate

III. We Were Ten Years in Pennsylvania 1999-2009

The Mother of Four

The Quiet Guy

The Bad Brother

The Little Brother

The Conscientious Objector

The Last Brother

The Last Straw

The Bad Influence

The Nurse

The Burning Man

The R.A.

The Soldier

The House

The Family Guy

The Baby

The Maid

The Man of Honor

The Fairy Festival (NEW)

The Little Bird

The Montessori Teacher

The Ambassador's Wife

The Playwright

IV. Love in the Time of Baltimore 2009 - 2018

The Belligerent Stream

The Grandmother-General

The Southern Gentleman

The Squash Player

The Assistant Superintendent

His Brother

Her Son

The Artist

The French Horn Player

The Big Man

The Very Tiny Baby

Two Slips of the Knife

The Perfect Friend (NEW)

The Lacrosse Player (NEW)

The Cult Member (NEW)

His Dog

The Talent

Jack (NEW)

The Pirate

Dr. Food (NEW)

The Suicides (NEW)

The A Student (NEW)

The Happy Man

The Babydaddy

The Innocents

The Jews (NEW)

The Leader of the Pack

El Suegro

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The Living
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