The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade was a winner of an American Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Award. It is not a dry, dismal book about death. It is a book about life and those who attend to the grieving. It meditates on marriage, parenthood, Ireland, and medically-controlled passings.
Thomas Lynch (b. 1948) is an essayist, poet, and funeral director. His essays and poems have appeared in Granta, The Atlantic, Harper's, the Times (of London, New York, Ireland, and Los Angeles), and Newsweek. Lynch lives in Milford, MI, and West Clare, Ireland.
Compiled by Wayne Pricer, Schoolcraft College Librarian
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